DONATE- PRECARIOUS WORKERS & ARTISTS HARDSHIP FUND

Artists, freelancers and other people in precarious work situations are currently facing a financial emergency. Help us build a hardship fund for people who are unable to work due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

With the current Coronavirus pandemic many people are losing work, cancelling performances and events that they rely on financially to survive and pay rent, especially those of us who work in the arts, freelance, in feminised labour positions and hospitality.

Those of us who do not receive a salary or sick pay will need financial help supporting ourselves during this exceptionally uncertain time, especially as more and more people self-isolate and potentially quarantines are put in place we will be unable to sell our work or labour.

Please support our community, your artist friends and people in other precarious work positions as most of us will not be able to survive on Universal Credit and will not be eligible for statutory sick pay or housing benefit. We will rely on other systems of financial support. 

We are setting up this support fund for people who are unable to pay their rent or survive financially due to the decline in work and other paid opportunities over the course of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

We are aware that everyone is concerned right now, however those of us who struggle to make ends meet will now be facing severe financial hardship. If you are employed or in a position to help people who are worrying for their financial survival or fearing homelessness in the coming months please let’s support each other and offer to donate whatever you are able to to this emergency fund. All donations here will go to supporting people reaching out who are in severe financial difficulty due to work shortages and other financial cuts at this time.


If you are unable to donate please share!


When we have funds available please email artistsandfreelanceworkersfund@gmail.com


Resources

Community Help Covid19 - draft leaflets 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tgj0md6ghbKHrRBobUFpHHPXrAKhksd12DoqIcWPT1A/edit?usp=sharing&fbclid=IwAR0RUB3_XjJz_ofr9DrWwm-WfeOQlkNu5JQHYcFb4IB9Rf4feGtZC5qdyUU 

UK Community groups 

https://freedomnews.org.uk/covid-19-uk-mutual-aid-groups-a-list/?fbclid=IwAR0nJnJEA1znxA3y0FA9tVfT8eGsSSyije0L6H9HYOzo_YJMt0cvz1uJ7vs 

Queercare COVID-19 food networking 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvXT8F7Ha2uijlwrUnTTIiRDHc_Ew38m-RVyzbOiRiQe7eYQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1rxUL86NFnZCzfIRLdFy2YnDF89tgWt5XUR_JbjBOsQzdCtS-74j09YN4 

Acting on COVID-19 - advice for unions and workers 

https://www.rs21.org.uk/2020/03/13/acting-on-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR0fii2b-Wv1-140QThTN5XfCPpEUTdPJ49RT_gV4GrYeh3TIYqIJD7vqHI 

How To Community Pod - guidance 

https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1j8ADhLEuKNDZ1a_opmzudywJPKMXcNKu01V1xY2MiIA/mobilebasic?fbclid=IwAR0Hov9dGHjwH691iYEHdzvFY_tMohQjwkZ8L0KVRp8JT3JNF8fUhA2ADFQ 

Coronvirus: Why You Must Act Now

https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca?fbclid=IwAR3YDFd3bguajtwLZyFX_nTEnSr-J9fvYJW7BhGwm6vJchopSlw9nKIb8Yo 

COVID 19 response for the street homeless population in London

https://www.streetskitchen.org/2020/03/covid-19-response-for-the-street-homeless-population-in-london?fbclid=IwAR3jFfExUUrr92-B3seSSZpNxM0HMQKcQwhebZnu6ZjdDyCMomgPwFGtDOM 

Info for precarious workers

https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/budget/budget-2020-universal-credit-esa-changes-coronavirus-outbreak-rishi-sunak-explained-2446939 

Info for employers & businesses

https://medium.com/@phoebetickell/i-need-you-to-read-this-and-decide-about-coronavirus-6dd184745b33 

This fund has been set up by Luisa Le Voguer Couyet and Lily Cheetah to support other artists and freelance workers. We are both artists/ writers and organisers of non-profit organisations and artist queer collectives.

Donations ()

  • Jenna Appleseed 
    • £50 
    • 1 d
  • Anonymous 
    • £100 
    • 1 d
  • Margot Melville 
    • £30 
    • 3 d
  • James Rossi 
    • £100 
    • 3 d
  • Elise Boileau 
    • £25 
    • 3 d
See all

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Artists And Freelancers Fund 
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London, Greater London, United Kingdom
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