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things to watch · helping artists, gm artist hub, artist support · Updated 8 Aug 2022


Audiences

Our Performance Programme continues with Gambit taking over St Ann’s Square + environs on Saturday 20 August, and Emergency 22 taking over Contact on Saturday 1 October; in the meantime…
• Visit our YouTube channel to re-watch previous livestreamed events — Helena Ascough’s short film from Works Ahead 2022 is also now available;
• Find other shows to see in our latest Weekly Warning signpost to live performance near Manchester + online;
• Have a look at CPT Digital, HOME SCREEN, Lowry Digital, MIF Live + On Demand, Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage, Unity Online.
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Artists

Where we can, hÅb continues to advise and support artists + freelancers in our sector, signposting help and opportunities below.
• The call for proposals for Emergency 22 at Contact is now closed and we’ll be in touch with all those who submitted shortly.
• To participate in a future online Domestic, please see our rolling open call for proposals — whilst we sense that artist’s appetite for showing their work online from home is currently waning, please feel free to suggest something as we’ll put together our sixth online event when we’ve got the right content.
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GMAH

GM Artist Hub is a joint artist development project to support independent artists and freelance creatives across our city region…
• Talk through your creative ideas, get some advice, or chat about anything else in a free Advisory Session → available Mondays/Wednesdays, please sign-up here to book a 30-minute Zoom chat with one of GMAH’s producers (includes Tamsin, please check the rota).
• Watch a recording of April’s in-depth look at Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants with Tamsin & guests on YouTube.
• Watch a recording of August’s in-depth look at Arts Council England’s DYCP with Tamsin & guests on YouTube.
hÅb/Word of Warning are GMAH partners alongside: Community Arts Northwest, Contact, FutureEverything, HOME, Manchester International Festival, Octagon Theatre Bolton, Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Royal Exchange Theatre, SICK! Festival, STUN, The Lowry, Waterside Arts & Creative Industries Trafford, Z-arts.
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Support

• Arts Council England’s Covid-19 support page includes advice/guidance on funding and other support.
• Arts Council England’s Developing Your Creative Practice Round 14 has closed; R14 decisions announced & R15 opens on 6 September.
• Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants are available (with updated guidance since Nov 2021).
• Arts Marketing Association’s Coronavirus Support Facebook Group — for all arts, culture + heritage professionals who work to engage audiences.
• Arts Professional’s CovidCulture microsite — news + info plus resources, ideas + virtual events that could help you through the days ahead.
Freelancers Make Theatre Work has comprehensive guides to financial support, advice + resources.
• Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s mental health services for people affected by social restrictions.
• Manchester International Festival’s Drop-in for Artists + Freelance Creatives facebook group.
• Money Saving Expert — Martin Lewis & his team’s information is regularly updated.
• The Space’s guide to live streaming for the arts by Jason Crouch — lo-fi and low cost options.
• UK Theatre + SOLT’s Theatre Support Information — advice/info about how + where you can access support from leading theatrical charities.
• Unlimited’s blog includes opportunities and resources for disabled artists + freelancers.
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