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COVID-19: Useful Artist Links 01 Jan 1970

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Please find below a selection of links that may be useful to musicians and those working in the creative comnunity, who have been affected by the COVID19 outbreak. 

Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland have pulled together an A-Z of funding and resources available to those in the creative community, who have been affected by Coronavirus (Covid-19). CLICK HERE 

Given the unprecedented nature of the situation that we are now facing, Creative Scotland have made some very urgent changes to their funding routes with immediate effect. They have launched three funding programmes designed to provide further support to sustain the country’s creative community during the COVID-19 outbreak:

- Creative Scotland Bridging Bursary Fund
- Screen Scotland Bridging Bursary Fund
- Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development

You can also read their regular updates at:

If you have any queries, please email:

Help Musicians Portal

The portal has been converted into a hub with all sorts of useful links for musicians, with information and resources to help during the COVID1 outbreak. Please visit their portal:

Youth Scotland Action Fund 

Youth Scotland’s Action Fund has been established to help youth groups and youth workers meet the needs of young people in response to the Covid-19 Coronavirus. The purpose of this fund is to enable youth groups to purchase essential items that will enable them to continue working with young people throughout this period of social distancing and restrictions. The maximum amount available per application is £500.

More Information:

Scottish Music Industry Association 

The Impact of Coronavirus on the Music Industry Survey: 

Funding Resources:

Membership Organisations

The following organisations operate their own benevolent funds: 

Musicians’ Union

The Royal Society of Musicians
You need to be a member, or recommended by one.

PRS for Musicians Members Benevolent Fund

ISM Members Fund

The Royal Variety Charity
Assists those who’ve worked professionally in the entertainment industry and are in need of help.

The Royal Theatrical Fund
May be able to help musicians whose career has been in the theatre. A number of orchestras and opera houses also have their own small funds.

Mental Health Support & Other Useful Information

Music Minds Matter
A free 24/7 helpline run by Help Musicians for the entire music industry. Whatever you do in music, whatever you’re going through right now, contact Music Minds Matter for a listening ear.
Email  or phone 0808 802 8008

SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)
Available: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Phone: 0141 530 1000. Email:

For urgent help and support and advice on how to support others. | Infoline: 0300 123 3393 | Email: | Text: 86463
For anyone in isolation who wants to gain telephone support -

Other Emergency Numbers

The Samaritans - 116 123 (24/7)

Sane line - 0300 304 7000

Calm - 0800 58 58 58

Additional useful information

All relevant links on all angles of advice and help. Please check this web link:

IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed)

Legal and contractual advice

Contractual issues and income loss

Working in theatre

Teaching during the Coronavirus outbreak 


Debt advice and support | 0800 138 1111

Advice about business related debts | 0800 197 6026

Information for creative practitioners


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