Online resources to support artists, makers, creatives, and theatre-lovers

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Artist Support Groups Screenings Wellbeing Resources

Artist Support

Coronavirus support for organisations outside of the National Portfolio and individuals

We know the challenge that Coronavirus poses to the creative community. We know, because we feel it too. Along with fellow arts and culture centres in NewcastleGateshead, we have pledged to share our knowledge and skills with other organisations and individuals to help them access the support available from Arts Council England. We are also happy to offer more general support and advice if we are able.

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Nick Hern Books - Play Reading Group

Each Wednesday during the coronavirus shutdown, Nick Hearn Books are making one play available for free and inviting everyone who reads it to send in a question for the writer. They'll then record a Q&A with them, which they'll release the following Wednesday, along with the next free play!

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      Free Theatre Screenings

      A great way to get your theatre fix in the comfort of your home. This Google Doc features a list of upcoming free online broadcasts of live theatre recordings, including broadcast dates, how long they are up for, and links to where the broadcasts are being hosted.

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      Digital Mental Health Resources

      Isolation can be challenging and tough for all of us. This downloadable pdf offers a great selection of websites, videos, podcasts apps, and games offering online counseling, supportive stories, help from children and young people, meditation, mindfulness, stress reduction and more.

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      Free Digital Resources/Tools

      If you're looking to upskill but are finding software downloads too costly, then check out this great shared list of software, training and resources that are free to access/explore/play with made by Derby Theatres, In Good Company - talent development programme. Thanks to Caroline Pearce of Luxi Creative for bringing it to our attention.

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      Theatre Resources for Isolation

      Compiled by Dr. Ollie Jones, Lecturer in Theatre at the University of York, this great list of theatre-themed resources to keep you occupied during the shutdown. Ollie has divided suggestions into 5 categories - Read, Watch, Listen, Write and Workshops, Other Resources.

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