COVID-19 Government guidance for self-employed musicians and teachers
We have pulled together a summary of links to advice and guidance for self-employed musicians and teachers/leaders during the COVID-19 emergency. You may find these useful in terms of finding out what you are entitled to claim as a self- employed person during this time.
These websites are also useful for guidance on moving your practise online and signposting to training available.
- UK government support for self employed: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-what-to-do-if-youre-self-employed-and-getting-less-work-or-no-work
- https://www.coronamusicians.info/ is a website acting as a central source of support and advice during the COVID-19 period.
- Arts Council England: A £160m emergency response package to support individual artists, freelancers and cultural organisations.
Artists and a wide range of creative practitioners will be eligible for grants up to £2,500.
- Help musicians: https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/news/latest-news/advice-relating-to-coronavirus-covid-19
- ISM: https://www.ism.org/advice-centre/coronavirus-listing
- Musicians union: https://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/
- Soundsense: the UK professional association for community musicians https://www.soundsense.org/DB/news-and-views-2/coronavirus-covid-19-information
- NYMAZ has pioneered remote music learning with its Connect: Resound programme. Join the NYMAZ Remote Music Learning Network free of charge to access a range of resources, including webinar on key skills and safeguarding for teaching music online: https://www.nymaz.org.uk/for-professionals/remote