Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity's transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.

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Covid-19 Resources & Support for the Creative Sector

A number of resources have been released with Covid-19 support & guidance for those working across the creative industries.

There’s a welcome abundance of support and information out there so we’ve highlighted some of the key resource websites below, with links to additional sector-specific sites further down the page. Creative Kernow is inviting creative freelancers, organisations and businesses to participate in a survey about the impact of Covid-19 on the creative and cultural sectors in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Please share the survey with your networks.

Creative Industries Federation

Latest advice for the creative industries sector, including signposting to specific advice, guidance and legal support provided by creative industries unions and sector support organisations.

Arts Council England

Features the latest guidance from government on the COVID-19 outbreak for ACE funded organisations and projects, as well as individuals and the wider cultural sector.

Arts Professional

In uncertain times, ArtsProfessional will be providing regular updates on projects and resources to support wellbeing, careers and creativity in the arts on this new micro-site.

United in Isolation

An information hub for creatives during COVID-19 crisis, 2020

Culture & Heritage

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy: As part of their response to COVID-19, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy are offering a free ‘Power Hour’ of consultancy support every day, to any arts organisation needing help with income generation, fundraising strategy, or donor management.

Creative England: CE have collated advice from across the sector to provide guidance to those in the creative industries who are affected by the Coronavirus and its fallout.

Arts Marketing Association:  AMA have pulled together resources to help you find relevant information for the arts, culture and heritage sector including advice on networking, homeworking, wellbeing and ticketing.

Voluntary Arts: Voluntary Arts have set up #CreativeNetwork, a daily get-together open to anyone involved in arts, culture and creativity

Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance: CHWA is collating resources from the cultural sector including information on practical support from funders, freelance support, digital/online creative resources, online events and digital training.

Cornwall Museums Partnership: Sources Of Financial Support For Museums And Their People During The Coronavirus


UK Covid-19 Freelance Artist Resources List

A-N: Information and guidance for artists and arts organisers.

Visual Arts South West: Sector Support including funding webinars

Dazed: Advice from artists on how to adapt, change, and cope during Covid-19

Craft & Design

Crafts Council: Supporting the Craft Community at this time

The Design Trust: Online training for creative businesses during Covid-19

Creative Review: A go-to guide for creative support during coronavirus

Digital & Media

BFI: Q&A/info for the screen sector

Theatre & Performance

Equity: Industry specific guides and financial advice

UK Theatre: Covid-19 advice for the theatre industry

BECTU advice: COVID-19 advice for members, including information for freelancers working in film and TV and workers in theatre, live events and the arts.

Independent Theatre Council: Covid-19 Guidance for ITC Members & Useful Links

Theatre Support: Support for theatre professionals during coronavirus


AIM: AIM’S Covid-19 Business Guidance for Music SMEs

Help Musicians Hardship Fund: Advice relating to Covid-19

Incorporated Society of Musicians: Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for musicians

Musicians Union: Advice for musicians Covid-19

Writing & Publishing

WGGB – The Writers’ Guild: Covid-19 advice for WGGB members

Society of Authors: Professional guidance and funding

General Guidance for freelancers and self-employed:
Advice from IPSE
Government tax helpline
Employment Support Allowance
Universal Credit

General Guidance for businesses:
Government support for businesses
Government tax helpline
Federation of Small Businesses

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub