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During this uncertain situation, we are keeping a watching brief.

The studios are closed to visitors and operating under a vastly reduced capacity. In line with current advice, staff members are working remotely and members are working from home unless absolutely necessary. All but a few are doing so. Our events, exhibitions, workshops and public programme are postponed until further notice.


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.

#RESORTful Resources – Useful websites.pdf

Here are some other things that are happening:
General support to businesses – section on small business rates relief particularly useful
Cash grants for businesses – one off payment via Thanet District Council
Practical advice for creatives affected by the Covid-19 emergency
South East Creatives – advice and support for businesses in the sector
Sector support – Freelancers working in Theatre, Live events & the Arts
Sector support – Arts organisations
a-n Bursaries: Time Space Money – open to artists and arts organisers
Freelance Artist Resources – international section for UK
Creative Industries Federation – free six month membership
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
Artist Support Pledge

Arts Council Emergency Fund
Covid-19 support
Individuals guidance
Organisations guidance
Application platform
LET’S CREATE 10yr strategy
Developing your Creative Practice
Extra info

Creative Research Resources
How to make research driven art
On the importance of doing your research
8 tips for effective arts and culture R&D
Arts research and development tips

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.

You can download and print a form to offer help to your neighbours, or pick up one from Cliffs.

@margatepride is sharing positive mental health messages. And Jo Miller of Solasta Sounds has shared online meditation resources.

We’ll continue to populate this page as time goes on.


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