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Useful Resources for the Creative Industry During Covid-19

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Spektrix is committed to supporting the arts and entertainment industry through technology. We work with over 450 organisations across the UK, Ireland, USA and Canada, and this diverse client base, varying significantly in scale and philosophy, inspires us constantly with best practice and great new ideas. Likewise, we gain valuable insight from our partner network across the industry and our own expert consultant team. 

Our community has always been brilliant in bringing resources to our attention. We think that the quality of data-driven knowledge and arts leadership experience which we’ve encountered recently will help the cultural sector meet the challenge of Covid-19.

Below, we’ll collate and update resources that bring the creative industry together, acknowledging the differing needs of creative workers at this crucial moment. If you spot information which has been replaced by newer advice, or if you would like to share a resource with us, please contact us at consultation@spektrix.com

Here’s what’s available to you if..

...you're wondering what happens next

We Will Recover brings together resources for the live entertainment industry to adapt and share knowledge in order to recover.

Katy Raines and Indigo are running an After the Interval survey, analysing what audiences feel about coming back to live events 

… you want to find out more about the sector during Covid-19

From crowdfunding and petitions to Shakespeare-reading groups, ArtsProfessional has a dedicated micropage with regular updates for the sector to stay well and supported. 

Both ArtsProfessional and The Stage have lifted their paywalls to make their Covid-19 coverage accessible. So, even if your organisation does not hold a membership - you can stay up to date for free. Similarly, International Arts Manager is now offering three months of their digital subscription for free

SOLT and UK Theatre have created Theatre Means Business, a collation of all the webinars, learning opportunities and discussion aimed at people working off-stage in theatre.

… you’re leading an organisation

Change Creation’s online Covid-19 resources include a web panel on how organisation leaders react to change.

McKinsey & Company’s blog suggests a management approach for leaders to effectively respond to the virus outbreak.

… you’re working for an NPO or publicly funded organisation

Arts Councils in the UK and Ireland have shared online resources.

Creative Industries Federation are gathering advice from across the creative sector to combat the fall-out from Covid-19.

Charity Digital is collating a list of free and low-cost tech solutions for charities.

… you are a fundraiser

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy are offering free consultancies. You can register here.

They're also encouraging collaboration and knowledge-sharing with their Virtual Networks Funding.

TRG Arts are hosting TRG 30, a series of roundtable discussions for arts and culture professionals about managing the impact of Covid-19.

Supercool and Substrakt have both created tools to streamline online donations.

We've shared artform-specific data on responses to our Ticket Converter Tool, helping you to benchmark your audiences' response.

… you’re a content creator

Substrakt have set up a ‘Culture Fix’ tool for users to peruse art exhibitions, performances and podcasts.

Chris Unitt of One Further has put together a website where viewers can stream digital offerings from various cultural organisations.

The Arts Marketing Association (AMA) is signposting their own webinar and other online resources, alongside resources from the sector.

International Arts Manager’s Maria Roberts has 10 ideas for the arts sector in response to coronavirus.

Capacity Interactive has some suggestions how digital marketing can help support your staff, artists and community.

Nina Simon, author of 'The Art of Relevance', shares an insightful blog on how to bank on your creative skills and take action.

Indigo Ltd's Katy Raines has 5 thoughts about marketing and communications reconnecting to audiences.

Really Good Emails is showcasing some really good Covid-19 emergency emails.

… you would like a chat 

VE:Forum has created a LinkedIn group for members working at Visitor Attractions to share experiences and learning.

SOLT and UK Theatre are bringing together theatre charities on a page dedicated to resources and advice, including a 24 hour helpline.

… you need a mood boost 

Supercool spot the positive sides of these uncertain times and share cockle-warming examples of the creative industry coming and working together.

Substrakt have collected examples of unprecedented, but not unexpected kindness.

... you'd like more support from the Spektrix team

Our Support Centre now includes an openly available Covid-19 Documentation Hub.

 

Have we missed something? Drop us a line at consultation@spektrix.com if you know of other tools that could benefit the sector during this time