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Coronavirus: Fundraising sites supporting freelance creatives during the shutdown

The success of Hull's City of Culture has inspired the investment in creative and cultural activities Hull is one of many UK cities where local artists have set up online campaigns to support struggling creatives

Individuals and companies across the UK and Ireland have set up online appeals to support people within the creative sector who are facing a loss of income due to the coronavirus pandemic. Click on the links below to access these campaigns. This list will be updated regularly.


#GigAid  – Bryony Kimmings (@BryonyKimmings)

Last Year’s Rent – Frazer Brown (@FrazerBrown)

Funds for Freelancers – Paul Taylor-Mills (@PaulTaylorMills)


Bristol / South WestJay Crutchley (@JayCrutchley)

East Anglia – Matthew Jewsen (@MatthewJewsen) and Dilek Latif (@Delectable81)

East MidlandsRafia Hussain (@RafiaProduces)

HullMiddle Child Theatre (@MiddleChildHull)

Leeds – Sam McKay (@drsmckay)

LiverpoolLuke Barnes (@lukeybarnesy)

LondonJosh Akapo (@jalekapo)

London – Amber Aga

ManchesterLaurence Young (@LaurenceDY)

Newcastle / North EastDaneka Etchells (@danekaetchells)

Norwich and NorfolkCurious Directive (@c_directive)

South YorkshireLinda Bloomfield (@LindaBxx)

West Midlands – Amahra Spence  (@amahra_)


Wales Artist and Freelancers Coronavirus Fund – Wales Arts Review (@WalesArtsReview)


Wan Mair Tune Funde Scottish Creatives vs Covid-19 – Meghan Tyler (@meghan_tyler_39)

Northern Ireland

Bread and Butter Fund Coronavirus NI Artists – Abbie Spallen (@SpallenAbbie)


Ireland Artist emergency Relief Fund – the Civic Theatre (@civictheatre)

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