Imelda Staunton and Kerry Ellis are backing a new online platform to provide accessible classes for performers.
Called Magnetic Studios, the website and app includes classes in dance, acting and singing from teachers including Drew McOnie, Matthew Shaw, Alex Gaumond, Jane McMurtrie, Jane Coulston and Jo Goodwin.
It will also include talks, seminars and Q&As with industry professionals, as well as mental health support resources.
Classes will cost £5 each, which will go towards paying the creatives involved and £1 from each booking will be donated to Equity’s Benevolent Fund and theatres affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The founders of choreography company Magnetic Movement Lindsay Atherton and Alex Christian are behind the new initiative.
Atherton and Christian previously launched a timetable of online dance classes.
They said: "We aim for this platform to run for the foreseeable future.
"Its purpose is to provide one place online where performers can access all the types of support they need during their professional careers, whether they be on tour, recovering from an injury, a stay-at-home parent, or a retired dancer.
"The platform aims to assist and work alongside institutions and establishments we already have and help create a safe space for growth within the arts, as well as making quality, industry training and performer support accessible for all."
Industry figures have voiced support for the platform, including Staunton, who said: “What a tremendous creation Magnetic Studios is.
"It will provide much needed emotional support, financial aid, expertise, training and most importantly, hope. The arts are vital and we need an energised and focused group like this to make sure people stay connected and inspired."
Others who have endorsed the new initiative include Ellis, Richard Fleeshman, Jerry Mitchell, Stephen Mear, Mark Smith, Dawn Hope and Matt Cole.