During this uncertain situation, we are keeping a watching brief.
The studios remain open in a reduced capacity. In line with current advice we are asking people to work from home as much as possible; increasing our hygiene regime; postponing all events and gatherings until further notice; encouraging our members to maintain 2m (or more) distance from each other and to spread out their studio usage.
Beyond the immediate effect to Resort and it’s members, we are aware of the impact the uncertainty is having on our creative ecosystem of freelancers, small businesses and supply chains.
Here are some useful things that are happening:
General support to businesses – section on small business rates relief particularly useful
Practical advice for creatives affected by the Covid-19 emergency
Sector support – Freelancers working in Theatre, Live events & the Arts
Sector support – Arts organisations
Freelance Artist Resources – international section for UK
Universal Credit – register if work is cancelled, stops or you’re on a zero hours contract with no shifts
Creative Distance Festival – of Theatre, Art, Music, Dance and more, from the artistic community of Thanet and beyond
Social Distancing Festival – where creators unite
Please do share with us any good examples of alternative business methods, or initiatives you have seen where people have come together to support each other economically.
Obviously a psychological strain comes with the huge amounts of uncertainty that we are currently living with. There are some really lovely messages going around too.
We’ll continue to populate this page as time goes on.