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things to watch · helping artists, gm artist hub, artist support · Updated 23 May 2022


Audiences

Coming next in our Performance Programme are three new Works Ahead for our times at Contact on 26+27 May. In the meantime…
• Visit our YouTube channel to re-watch previous livestreamed events;
• 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.
• 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.
• Watch a recording of April’s in-depth look at Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants with Tamsin & guests on YouTube.
hÅb/Word of Warning are GMAH partners alongside: Community Arts Northwest, Contact, 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 13 has closed and Round 14 opens 31 May 2022.
• Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants are available (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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