Coronavirus resources & latest news

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[updated January 2022]

We have collected evidence of work in culture, health and wellbeing during the pandemic here. Please also see our other resources for information on social prescribing, the climate emergency, research and evaluation and more.

We are no longer regularly updating this page, but if you spot any dead links or think we should add anything, let us know.

In the meantime, please find helpful information from the Mental Health Foundation on "How to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak".

Funding & government financial support

Programme grants / loans

Freelance support

Guidance for reopening and restarting work

Guidance for reopening

See also guidance for online work, below.

Guidance for working online

We developed new guidance on working online in collaboration with Arts Marketing Association, 64million Artists and Real Ideas earlier this year, for those of you working or running groups online. You might also want to check:

Digital training

If you run a business, venue or charity

Analogue creative resources

For some fantastic examples of offline and blended on- and offline practice see our report and case studies on work designed to reach people shielding at home. Here are some other examples:

Digital/online creative resources


General resources

We continue to send our solidarity and support to frontline workers. Please see also our statement of support for #BlackLivesMatter.

#BuildBackBetter: The Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance is a signatory with the #BuildBackBetter coalition: "a platform for everyone who wants us to come out of this crisis a stronger, fairer, greener country."

Learning from experience, and taking a step back: You can find here a collection of responses and reflections from the LENS group and others with lived experience of the impacts of culture and creativity on their health and wellbeing. We have also brought together a number of reflective articles and blogs to help us think through this crisis and the changes it may bring.

Evidence we're gathering: You can see a list of the evidence we are gathering of activity in culture, health and wellbeing in relation to covid here. You can hear Rosie Dow present some early results from our survey in this Re-imagining the Future webinar from 18 May 2020.