things to watch · helping artists, gm artist hub, artist support · Updated 14 Sep 2022


Our Performance Programme continues with Emergency 22 taking over Contact on Saturday 1 October from Noon to 10pm; in the meantime…
• Visit our YouTube channel to watch archived livestreams and more — including Helena Ascough’s short film from Works Ahead 2022;
• Find other work to watch by reading the latest Weekly Warning: our signpost to performance live and online in Manchester + beyond;
• 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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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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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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• 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 15 is open until Noon on 4 October.
• 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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