Siobhan Davies Studios are offering dance artists, choreographers and others working in the dance sector support during the Covid-19 crisis.
assistance with applications for funding or artistic opportunities
advice and signposting in order to access other support, like Universal Credit and the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
other administrative support and signposting (e.g employment opportunities, rent relief etc.)
knowledge and expertise from our staff (e.g marketing and digital content)
a listening ear to help you think about how to get through this time and plan for the future.
Siobhan Davies Studios wants to make it clear that we are offering advice based on the knowledge we have, supported by our research and the resources we have access too. Whilst we will assist in providing clarity and reassure as best we can, we are not experts in some of the fields above and will prioritise signposting and access to appropriate resources.
Individuals should complete this short form (6 questions) to let us know what they need. If preferred, these questions can be answered in audio or video form, please see details on the form.
After the request form has been submitted, we aim to be in touch within five working days or sooner. Requests will be distributed between our team members and they will be in touch with individuals directly.
At present we’re offering our support with the following format:
an initial 15-30 minute conversation to better understand circumstances
around 1 hour of work, depending on its nature as agreed between the member of staff and the individual
a follow up conversation to determine next steps or conclude
We are able to offer this support to UK-based dance artists, choreographers and other creatives (such as independent producers) working in any style or with any level of experience. You do not need to have an existing relationship with Siobhan Davies Studios. While we value interdisciplinary practice, we are unable to offer support to artists whose primary discipline is not dance, as our capacity is limited and we want to best apply our expertise.
Should you get in touch, all of the information you share with us will be confidential. Your information will only be used for the purpose of this support relationship and you will not be added to mailing lists without your permission. We will do everything we can to ensure that our work with you under these circumstances does not influence any future relationships we may have with one another.
This scheme will allow you to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of your trading profits up to a maximum of £2,500 per month for the next 3 months. You cannot apply for this scheme yet. HMRC will contact you if you are eligible and invite you to apply online.
Note: If you have not submitted your Income Tax Self-Assessment tax return for the tax year 2018-19, you must do this by 23 April 2020.
Unlimited have released a list of useful links & resources for Disabled Artists & Freelancers, including:
A Facebook support group for disabled people who are having to partially protectively isolate due to being at extra risk from the Coronavirus
Tips for working from home when you’re d/Deaf (With BSL Videos)
Another expanding list of useful resources and updates for artists & art organisations that have been affected by Coronavirus.
An aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.
A growing list of theatre to watch online (for free), guidance on Live Streaming, current opportunities/workshops
'A slow conference for a fast evolving crisis'