It is clear a new phase of the coronavirus is upon us, which will require new measures alongside a continued lockdown of the culture and arts venues here in our city - for the next few months at least.
How can community and friends schemes and local support groups like Sheffield Visual Arts Group help in the next responses to the virus?
1. SUPPORT THEM FINANCIALLY IN WHATEVER WAY YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES ALLOW.
2. IF YOU HAVE BOUGHT TICKETS FOR AN EVENT, DON’T ASK FOR A REFUND, DONATE
3. IF YOU NORMALLY SPEND ON THE ARTS, LOOK AT BUYING GIFT VOUCHERS TO USE
AFTERWARDS, OR A CD, ART WORKS, BOOKS AND CRAFTS ONLINE.
4. JOIN MAILING LISTS, ENCOURAGE SMALL BUSINESSES TO MAKE CONTACT WITH YOU
WHEN THEY RE- OPEN. SENDING AN EMAIL TO YOUR FAVOURITE ARTISTS AND VENUES
OF YOUR SUPPORT WILL ENCOURAGE THEM WHEN THEY RETURN TO WORK.
5. TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO GET INVOLVED.
These small gestures all help art and cultural organisations get back on their feet and be around for years to come. After months of social isolation the power
of the arts to bring people together
will be needed more than ever. Just remember use it or lose it.
What are we up to ?
We aim to promote and celebrate Sheffield's outstanding visual arts, and improve access to them. Also to contribute to local policymaking.
These are the specific issues we are currently working on:
Other Sheffield Initiatives we contribute to:
Explores ways to develop a better resourced, better connected and better
communicated heritage offer for a wide range of audiences.
What Next ? Sheffield share, debate and take collective action on issues facing
the local and national cultural sector.
Sheffield Creative Guild is a membership cooperative which seeks to connect,
support and advocate for the many creative individuals and organisations
in the region.