Updated: Mar 25
We at Peacock HQ hope that you are all safe and well at this difficult time? As it is a potentially challenging time for many artists, Corsham Town Council have asked if we could send out some information to our creative community. We very much hope that the following links are useful and that you are able to spare 5 minutes to complete a short survey to assess the impact of Covid-19 on our local artistic community.
Thank you for reading. Stay safe.
CORSHAM AND COVID-19
ARTISTS AND CREATIVE PRACTITIONERS’ SURVEY + FUNDING SOURCES
Corsham Town Council has undertaken a research project to find out what impact the coronavirus crisis has had on the town’s economy and the people whose work is based here. We have also been sharing news of funding schemes and the help and advice available.
We have begun by surveying the town centre retailers and businesses as many of them have been at the heart of keeping our community going over the past few weeks. Now, though, we want to look at other sectors. The Town Council is very aware, given Corsham’s reputation for the Arts, how many artists and creative practitioners we have living and working here so want to find out how the crisis has impacted on them. We also want to highlight the funding and help that is available within the Arts sector during this time.
With the help of the Peacock Arts Trail organisers, we have put together this short survey – it should take less than five minutes to do – which we would be grateful if you would complete by Friday 5 June. The final question asks for suggestions for things we, as a Town Council, may be able to do to help Corsham’s artistic community so, please, let us know your thoughts. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments and ideas.
You’ll find the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/C6KBF6F
A comprehensive UK Covid-19 Freelance Artist Resources List can be found here: https://ukcovid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/#Benevolent-Funds
The Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund, for artists and freelance creative practitioners affected by the Covid-19 crisis, has just opened for applications: https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/freelands-foundation-emergency-fund-open-for-applications/
ADVICE AND INFORMATION
a-n is the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK and is an excellent source of advice, guidance and information, and details of funding schemes as they are announced: https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/