Individual artists, creative practitioners and freelancers are at the heart of our creative community and economy. Below are links to support and resources that are available.
Covid-19 Freelance Artist Resource List
This is a regularly updated resource for freelance artists and creatives, including FE/HE teaching staff, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community.
East Sussex Arts Partnership
The East Sussex Arts Partnership has a small number of grants of up to £500 available. These grants are for arts projects which support the East Sussex Cultural Strategy priorities
Artists Support Pledge
ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE now has over 100,000 posts and has generated an estimated £20 million for artists and makers across the globe. Click here to find out more
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND
Artists and a wide range of creative practitioners are eligible to apply for Project Grants (£1,000 to £100,000). Developing Your Creative Practice grants are due to reopen in 2022.
The Freelands Foundation
This fund is for artists and freelancers in England and Northern Ireland in partnership with a-n The Artists Information Company. The £1.5m Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund is supported by the Freelands Foundation, as part of a landmark commitment of £3m towards emergency funds for artists and freelance creative practitioners across the UK affected by the Covid-19 crisis.
East Sussex County Council produce monthly updates on sources of funding for individuals, businesses and charities from a wide range of sources:
ACAVA, the Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art, has compiled a detailed list of support, funding opportunities and paid open calls currently available to artists and creative practitioners.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation has published a list of grants specifically for visual artists.
Help Musicians have compiled a summary of grants available to professional musicians impacted by Covid-19.