At the current time, Wave staff are working from home due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Artists and other external visitors are currently barred from visiting schools that do remain open. Wave is honouring the contracts it held with artists for the summer term and also moving some activities online.
We are working closely with other local arts organisations across Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Dorset to try to mitigate the negative impact of Coronavirus on our work and those of our peers.
If you are an artist based in BCP or Dorset worried about the impact of Coronavirus on your work, we may be able to signpost to you where the best advice might be available.
Please do get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be keeping this page updated so please check back from time to time to access the very latest advice, news on schools returns etc.
There are a large number of on online resources to help both artists access support and members of the public access culture during the current extraordinary conditions.
We are grateful to our friends at ActivatePerformingArts for their work bringing together many of the links on this page.
Work in the arts and cultural sector?
- Follow the latest updates from Arts Council England here.
- NHS advice on how to spot symptoms is here
- If you work in schools, Department for Education COVID-19: Guidance for educational settings is here
- CulturalLearningAlliance have compiled a list of large-scale emergency funders
- HelpMusiciansUK have an excellent one stop page summarising the support available to musicians, plus various Health and Safety
- The UK support body for music services and hubs, MusicMark, has an excellent resource page with all sorts of advice related to covid-19, online platforms, and safeguarding.
- Coronavirus: advice for employers and employees, published by ACAS, is available here.
- OutdoorArtsUK have put together a list of funding deadlines.
- Take a look at the latest government advice to businesses here.
- HMRC webinars are available for advice on employment.
- Specialist arts-focussed legal firm bateswells.co.uk has a series of free and pay to watch webinars on a range of issues here, covid and non-covid related
- The government has launched a new coronavirus business support finder tool.
- Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance have a whole host of resources for arts practitioners and organisations.
- This ‘lost earnings log’ from producer Laura Sweeney might be useful for individuals looking to recoup costs through grant / funding applications.
- Creative Industries Federation have a dedicated page for advice and resources
- If you’ve moved your event or art project online during this period, consider submitting it to the Social Distancing Festival or to Culture Fix.
- Enjoy a get-together with Disability Arts Online at their online socials every Friday (you need to sign up in advance).
- Check out a guide for artists new to working online from Sonia Boue.
- Submit your own contribution to Northern College of Art’s #WFH artwork.
- SOLT and UK Theatre have lots of webinars available as part of their Theatre Means Business programme.
- Going online to deliver lessons or tutorials? Check out the ISMGuide guide to safeguarding and protecting yourself online.
- Private teachers get safeguarding advice from the ISM here
- Get similar safeguarding advice from the MusiciansUnion(MU)
Based in BCP or Dorset?
- Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council have set up ‘Together We Can’ community response.
- Access an excellent free funding finding tool courtesy of Bournemouth4Community
- Dorset Council’s website has updates on the current situation, including information on government support for businesses.
- Dorset Growth Hub are offering support for Dorset businesses.
- Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership have advice on the current situation.
- For those running projects in rural areas, The Prince’s Countryside Fund has opened a ‘Rural Response Emergency Grants Programme‘.
- Dorset Community Action are offering free webinars and advice on available funding.
- More funds are now available for community projects through the BH Coastal Lottery.
Want to do online arts activities?
- The best all in one guide to all the online offers from museums, art galleries and everything cultural is the treasure trove that is Culture Fix
- The Royal Opera House is offering free online performances of ballet and opera.
- Join the National Theatre at Home every Thursday as they broadcast past NT Live productions.
- Check out great free online music making offers via our sister agency SoundStorm
- Access behind the scenes tours of arts institutions across the globe via Google Arts and Culture.
- Stay connected with Fun Palaces tiny revolutions of connection.
- Check out the array of stuff on the Social Distancing Festival.
- Submit your own artwork for Grayson Perry’s new Channel 4 show.
- Dorset-based Artsreach have put together a digital diary of arts events taking place online.
- The Southbank Centre are keeping their blog full of cultural stories and activities.
- Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra have started a weekly programme of artist-led discussions called BSO@Home.
- Listen, read and explore thousands of poems in The Poetry Archive.
- Remember to look after your mental wellbeing with these tips from the Every Mind Matters campaign.
And there is much more out there… this is just a selection!