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Coronavirus is disrupting normal life across the world. In the coming weeks and months, it will be increasingly important to stay informed and offer support to those in need where you can. Below we’ve compiled a list of resources for those affected by the ongoing pandemic, with a focus on schemes and funds in place to offer crucial support to musicians and those in the music industry who are feeling the full force of a global lockdown.

We’ll be keeping this list updated as the situation develops – if you know of additional resources to add to this list please get in touch at crack@crackmagazine.net. In the meantime, support one another.

General resources

UK government advice:
https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

UK National Health Service advice:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Resources for freelance artists (US-focused):
https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com

How to stay positive during the pandemic:
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/mar/17/silver-linings-how-to-stay-positive-during-the-coronavirus-crisis

UK tax helpline for businesses:
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tax-helpline-to-support-businesses-affected-by-coronavirus-covid-19

Mental health advice from the Calm Zone:
https://www.thecalmzone.net/2020/03/a-little-help-to-get-you-through-these-weird-times/

Resources for musicians

Help Musicians advice:
https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/news/latest-news/advice-relating-to-coronavirus-covid-19

Arts Council advice:
https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19

Legal advice and more for music venue owners from the Music Venue Trust:
http://musicvenuetrust.com/venue-emergency-response/

Incorporated Society of Musicians advice:
https://www.ism.org/advice/coronavirus-stay-informed

Musicians’ Union advice:
https://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/coronavirus

Support for independent promoters:
https://www.aiporg.com/

Grammys/MusiCares Fund:
https://www.grammy.com/grammys/news/recording-academy-and-musicares-establish-covid-19-relief-fund

How to host a live-stream guide by Cherie Hu:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/11wWL_7I4BG76t0V2kw1a4yIeWxUSfGwMQFYdUWAgSnA/preview

A showcase for bands/musicians who have lost gigs:
https://missedtour.org/

Music producers response Facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2396222610479031/?ref=share

Association of Independent Music crisis fund:
https://www.aim.org.uk/#/resources/aim-covid-19-support-fund-faqs

Mutual aid

LGBTQI+ BIPOC mutual aid fund (US):
https://www.gofundme.com/f/covid19-relief-fund-for-lgbtqi-bipoc-folks

Covid-19 mutual aid UK:
https://covidmutualaid.org/local-groups/

Berlin Collective Action’s nightlife emergency fund:
https://www.betterplace.me/berlin-collective-action-nightlife-emergency-fund16

US resources

Seattle Artists Relief Fund:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/for-artists?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

Seattle Music Teachers Fund:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/seattle-music-teachers-fund

Seattle Foundation:
https://www.seattlefoundation.org/communityimpact/civic-leadership/covid-19-response-fund

Hub for musicians who have lost gigs in Austin:
https://www.ilostmygig.com/

Sweet Relief covid-19 Fund:
https://www.sweetrelief.org/news/covid-19-what-were-doing

Petitions

Petition for the UK government to support the events industry:
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/301186/

Petition to legally close public spaces in the UK:
https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-leisure-venues-need-to-be-closed-by-law-due-to-the-coronavirus-to-safeguard-jobs

Crowdfunders

Support Village Underground and EartH:
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/vu-earth-covid-19

Other lists

Billboard’s state-by-state resource guide:
https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/9337908/coronavirus-resource-guide-music-professionals-help

Resident Advisor‘s ‘How to support the electronic music scene’ list:
https://www.residentadvisor.net/news/72243

Secret London’s mutual aid group directory:
https://secretldn.com/uk-community-aid-groups-by-area/

Berlin resources compiled by Room 4 Resistance:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_N9H4CIlzFuzLd1vDHk7VoN2I85GrmFzVEwBVtz27e4/edit?usp=sharing

Shesaid.so‘s resource list:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SpHYache209rB8B3JEgf8ksbblE8STnjuVtf24Xv-rY/edit?usp=sharing

If you know of other resources we should add to this list, please email crack@crackmagazine.net

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