Resources

With the threat of Coronavirus halting plans for everyone year, we've been compiling a set of resources that can be used by creatives during this time. Below are a series of articles, signposts and helpful tools for you during this time. We hope you find this useful and welcome any feedback you may have for the sort of thing you're needing help with.

Podcast: Thrive and Survive as an Artist

We spoke with Rosalind Davis and Justin Hibbs about the Online Summer School they are delivering with us this June around Thriving and Surviving as an Artist. In the recording they share insights into how they have been coping during lockdown, the focus they’ve gained through this time and what is really important about their…

Virtual Creatives Meetup

During these isolating times, we are hosting a series of Virtual Meetups, to bring you closer to each other and share advice. We will update all of the resources shared in each meeting as we feel it is important to be a sharing space of information, opportunity and support at this time. If there’s anything…

Let’s Talk About Money: Passive Income

Everyone in the creative industries has a hundred things on their minds right now, whether struggling for inspiration or inspired into overdrive by the lockdown.  But there’s something knocking on the door which no-one can ignore.  Money.  Do you get the feeling this is sometimes seen as a dirty word in the art world?  Well,…

UP AND DOWN, UP AND DOWN AND UP AND DOWN AGAIN – Mark Devereux

When the Lockdown took hold and we saw the impact this was having on cancellations of shows and exhibitions that had taken months to put together, we got in touch with people we had been working with here at Clayhill to see how they were getting on and coping. We asked Mark, from Mark Devereux…

Resources for freelancers, collectives & arts organisers

Rachel Dobbs shares a range of use­ful tools and resources from the per­spec­tive of a ser­i­al freelancer. As a serial freelancer, working as an artist, educator and organiser of various things, I wanted to share a range of tools & resources that I find really useful on a regular basis. Fees, payments & trade unions a-n The…

Virtual Craft Coffee Mornings

R&A Collaborations are running a Virtual Craft Coffee Morning every Tuesday at 11:00am whilst Lockdown is happening. Each week is themed around a different topic and on Tuesday 19th May, they’re asking people to show and tell about their work, how its made and what inspires you. Login details for the chat are here: Topic:…

Creative Activities for you and Your Children

With lockdown restrictions still in place, here are some creative activities that you and your children could be doing together at home at the moment. Playful Still Life Photography Developed by Anya Miles, these playful still life photography activities can be enjoyed using minimal access to materials at home and are a fun way to…

Funding For Artists

A variety of funding sources that are available for artists at this time a-n Bursaries: Time Space Money Website: https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/a-n-bursaries-time-space-money-open-for-applications/ Deadline: May 7th 2020 Applications are now open for a-n Bursaries: Time Space Money – an emergency response fund to support artists and arts organisers to enable them to continue their professional practice at this critical…

10 things you could be doing for creative practice at the moment

Here’s a list of 10 things you could be doing now to help you stay creative, with some suggestions of places and resources to help you. If you don’t feel like doing them, that’s OK too, but if you are at a loss of where to start whilst you’re stuck at home and feel like…

Spring Clean Your Archive

Whilst we are in this time of pause and seeing it as a good time to reflect, could we also use this time to take a trip to our studios (our bookshelves, our garages, our lofts, our cupboards) and start a spring clean on our archive? As artists we collect. We collect so many things.…