Sector Specific Support for those affected by COVID-19

Covid Support

June 4, 2020

Words by Angelica Bomford

With the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, information and advice from government is constantly being updated. 

We 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. 

We will be updating this webpage regularly as the situation develops. If you would like to add any guidance or resources from your organisation, please email

Below is sector-specific advice, guidance and legal support provided by unions and sector support organisations. You are advised to contact these organisations directly for specialist advice. 

A Younger Theatre:


AIM Launches Immediate Access Crisis Fund for Independent Music Contractors:

Arts Council Wales:

Arts Professional:



BIID – advice for Interior Designers:

Broadway Producers Pledge $1 Million Challenge Match for Coronavirus Emergency Relief:

Creative Cardiff:

Creative Scotland:


Directors UK:

Directors UK Guidance:


Federation of Scottish Theatre:

Film and TV Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund:

Help Musicians:

Incorporated Society of Musicians:

Independent Theatre Council:

Music Managers’ Forum:

Musicians Union:

Musicians Union has launched a Coronavirus Hardship Fund following the massive loss of earnings and job opportunities for musicians:

£1M fund for MU members with genuine and pressing hardship:


The Professional Publishers Association:



Society of Authors:   


UK Theatre:


UKIE and Sheridans team up for Covid-19 Contract Helpline –

WGGB – The Writers’ Guild:

Support for theatre professionals during coronavirus:

SOLT/UK Theatre free helpline for theatres/theatre staff:

Royal Theatrical Fund for those in entertainment industry struggling with illness:

BFI Q&A/info for screen sector

PACT guide for screen businesses:

BECTU advice:

Film & TV Charity helpline

ACE emergency fund:

Production Guild advice:

Help Musicians financial hardship fund for musicians: