Building Closures – Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update
As of midnight on Monday 23rd March, all of our buildings are closed to public and tenants until further notice, following government directive. Tenants: find out how Wasps' response to the Coronavirus pandemic affects you as a Wasps tenant here.
We take the health and safety of our tenants, staff and partners very seriously and have been reviewing our preparedness to ensure we can continue to deliver the most effective service and support our tenants and staff during this time. Please be mindful we are receiving a large number of enquiries, and as this is a very complex and ever changing situation, please bear with us as we may take longer to respond than usual.
We hope to welcome you back to our gallery spaces and studio buildings soon, but in the meantime join us on social media where we intend to share some of the incredible work our tenants make, and invite you to support artists and small businesses in these unprecedented times.
We will continue to monitor the situation and update on our social media and website if there are any changes. Please remember the current situation is constantly evolving, to find up-to-date information on the situation in Scotland please visit The Scottish Government website.
This is an incredibly complex and fast moving situation and we understand this is a worrying time for many artists, freelance workers, small businesses and more. We have pulled together some useful links to give you advice and guidance:
The Scottish Government's Coronavirus Advice
The UK Government's Coronavirus Action Plan
Craft Scotland's Guide for Makers
Creative Scotland's Coronavirus Advice
Citizen's Advice Scotland: what Coronavirus means for you
Independent Arts Project: Links and Advice
SCVO: how can we keep our organisation running?
IPSE: advice for freelancers and the self-employed
The Money Advice Service: employment, sick-pay and benefits
Mind: Coronavirus and your wellbeing
OSCR: updates from the regulator
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.
The Charities Aid Foundation has allocated £5 million to fund an emergency grant programme to support charities affected by the impact of Covid-19. You can find more information here.
Foundation Scotland have launched a response and resilience fund to support local charities and grassroots organisations across Scotland. More information is here.
Last update: 2 April, 5.00pm.