Cultural and Creative Sector Advice

Click here for the latest updates and advice from City of York Council to support residents, visitors and businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Here is some useful advice and guidance available to the creative and cultural sector regarding the status of sector funding, resources and online events, in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Arts Council England: 

This page features the latest guidance from government on the COVID-19 outbreak for ACE’s funded organisations and projects, as well as individuals and the wider cultural sector. 

ACE is updating this page as the situation develops  

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy: 

As part of their response to COVID-19, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy are offering a free ‘Power Hour’ of consultancy support every day, to any arts organisation needing help with income generation, fundraising strategy, or donor management. 

Find out more 

Creative Industries Federation: 

This page has the latest advice for the creative industries sector, including signposting to specific advice, guidance and legal support provided by creative industries unions and sector support organisations.

More information

Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance: 

CHWA is collating resources from health and from the cultural sector for their members and others, including information on practical support from funders, freelance support, digital/ online creative resources, online events and digital training: 

Find out more 

Here are some useful links to guidance and advice for supporting your mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic:

City of York Council: Following the Government’s recommendation to stop non-essential social contact to slow the spread of Covid-19, CYC has shared details about how volunteers can register to help protect residents’ health and wellbeing: 

MARCH Network: As a mental health network focused on the power of bringing people together with social, cultural and community assets, MARCH Network are sharing some home-based, creative ways to support mental health during the pandemic: 

Mind: The charity has produced ideas and advice to help take care of your mental health and wellbeing, if you’re worried about coronavirus and how it could affect your life: 

World Health Organisation: The WHO has produced a helpful guide to looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak: 

We’ll also be sharing links to ways people can support their wellbeing during this time. Find out more on our Twitter feed.