Find out how Wasps' response to the Coronavirus pandemic affects you as a Wasps tenant.
As of Monday 23rd March, the UK Government announced that people should Stay At Home unless absolutely necessary. The current guidance is that all non-essential businesses should close for three weeks; this means there is no access for tenants to any Wasps buildings for this period.
While you are not able to access your studio we have provided some links and additional support information that might be helpful for you to spend some time on developing your practice. You can find out the support available from Wasps here.
The NHS and UK Government advice is Stay At Home, this means you should not travel unless absolutely necessary. You can see detailed guidance on the Government website here.
• Wasps studio buildings are now closed down for an initial three week period. This will be reviewed on a regular basis in line with current government advice and further updates provided to tenants.
• During this period, access to a Wasps studio building is by arrangement only, and only in emergency circumstances. To gain access to any Wasps building during this closure period you must contact us before you travel: 0141 553 5890 and select option 2 to speak to our Property Team.
• Please be assured all necessary fire, flood and security supervision remains in place for the duration of the closure.
• Please ensure we have the correct email for you, so we can keep you up-to-date with any changes. You can check we have your correct details by emailing us: email@example.com
• Wasps staff are working remotely from home and remain on hand to respond to your enquiry during office hours, Mon-Fri, 9.30-5.30. We continue to receive a high volume of enquiries, and may take longer to respond than usual, you can find out the support available from Wasps here.
Our Board and staff team are aware of the financial implications of the current situation facing many of our tenants, and we endeavor to support you, while we lobby for support from the Government and other business support organisations to help not just Wasps but all of the people we support across our buildings.
You can find our most recent public update and support information for artists and freelancers here.
You can find more information on Government support available for self-employed here.
You can find more information on Government support available for businesses here.
Creative Scotland have announced new funding schemes, including a Bridging Bursary for those individual artists and freelancers who have lost income from their creative work and/or practice due to COVID-19. You can find more information here. As of 6pm Thu 2 Apr, Creative Scotland have paused applications to the Bridging Bursary, but these will re-open on Monday 20 Apr.
Visual Arts Scotland have announced their Emergency Art Workers Support Fund, a temporary relief fund that aims to support Creative Practitioners who have been impacted by COVID-19. You can find more information here.
Completing the Culture Counts survey will help the team to communicate the needs of the sector due to the impact of Covid-19, to decision-makers in government and in parliament. More information and the link to the survey can be found here.
Last update: 2nd April, 5.00pm.