List of Hardship Funds for Artists

It seems the Winter of our discontent is on the cards. So, here is a list of hardship funds and awards currently available to artists and freelancers in Scotland :

Visual Art :

Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards

Theatre : 

Equity Members Benevolent Fund

The Theatre Guild

The Actor’s Children’s Trust

Directors Support Scheme

Actors’ Benevolent Fund

Acting For Others

Stagehand Benevolent Fund

Literature :

Scottish Book Trust Live Literature Database

The Society of Authors

The Maverick Award

Janet Coats Memorial Prize

Music :

Help Musicians

PRS Sustaining Creativity Fund

Scottish Music Centre

Musicians Union Members Hardship Fund

AIM Crisis Fund

Dance :

Dance Professionals Fund

Miscellaneous :

Pay It Forward

Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers

Digital Collaboration Fund

The Awesome Foundation

Unlimited – Support for Disabled Artists

If you are aware of any more hardship funds or awards available to artists in Scotland currently then please comment below and they will be added to the list.

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