Covid-19 update July – August 2020
Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19 as well as the anticipation of staff leave through the summer holidays, we’re making a few changes to our working arrangements through the month of August.
Apart from these changes, we’ll be operating as normal and we’ll still be here to offer support through this difficult time. Although it’s heartening to see a slow return to normality, our team will continue to work from home for the foreseeable future and to conduct most of our work remotely. 2020 has been an extremely challenging year for everyone and we hope that you’re able to enjoy a well-deserved break at some point during the summer. We are certainly all looking forward to taking some time out – hopefully, to enjoy the sunshine!
New client sign-ups
All new client registration will be suspended from August 1st to 7th September. If you are currently in the process of signing up, the admin team will work to ensure that your registration is completed before 1st August. We expect to return to business as usual on Monday 7th September, at which point any pending registrations will be resumed. If you are not sure on the progress of your registration please feel free to contact us on [email protected]
Please note that if you have already completed the sign-up process and been assigned to one of our business advisors, this does not affect you.
We will not be scheduling any skills development or networking sessions through the calendar month of August, but are working hard to get some exciting happenings ready for September. When our programme is up and running again, we’ll continue deliver our sessions online through services such as Zoom, as it remains the best way to ensure safety and social distancing. We’ll keep you posted as further details emerge.
Take care and stay safe.
Baseline. is an initiative facilitated by Creative Kernow in partnership with the wider cultural sector including the Culture and Creative Industries team at Cornwall Council, to collect data about the impact of COVID-19 on the creative and cultural sectors in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly.
Individuals, organisations & venues, that work in the creative and cultural sectors, which include: visual art & craft, design, performance arts, music, digital, museums, galleries, heritage, literature, film & media, are all invited to participate in the survey.
Your contribution will be invaluable in giving the creative and cultural sector in the region a full picture, and also in helping us and other key organisations, to advocate on behalf of the sector to funding bodies and, most importantly, to the central government.
Other Resource & Support
- If you are feeling bewildered by what support might be available to your business from HM Government, all the up to date information is available on the Resources page of the Growth Hub website.
- If you are wondering how Arts Council England are supporting creative practitioners and organisations, you can find all the latest information here.
- United in Isolation is a useful new website sharing useful information for creatives, and also accepts submission.
- Bectu has up-to-date legal information and support for individuals working in the creative sector.
- Citizen’s Advice helps if you are struggling with living cost