Resources - Covid-19

getting mileage from your artistic ideas – a guide from farnham maltings
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getting mileage from your artistic ideas – a guide from farnham maltings

If you own a creative work, you might be able to achieve more with the idea by reimagining it in a different form; for example, as a podcast, online event or by licensing the work to someone else to produce. While this is not a new concept, it feels particularly relevant in the current context.

This resource is not intended to be a definitive ‘how to’ guide. Rather we hope it will spark new ideas and confidence by offering some things to consider, case studies and further reading.

To download the word document, copy and paste this link into your browser: http://housetheatre.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Getting-mileage-from-your-artistic-ideas-a-guide-word.docx

Guidelines for doing a performance risk assessment specific to Covid-19 (Equity)
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Guidelines for doing a performance risk assessment specific to Covid-19 (Equity)

This is a resource designed to support theatre companies and artists create a COVID-19 risk assessment. Risk assessments are important to make sure all risks have been considered and precautions have been put in place to reduce risk.

How to Plan When Planning is Hard: Living with Unpredictability (Part 1&2)
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How to Plan When Planning is Hard: Living with Unpredictability (Part 1&2)

How to set up closed captioning on Zoom (Zoom)
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How to set up closed captioning on Zoom (Zoom)

Closed captioning allows you or another meeting attendee, assigned by the host, to add closed captioning in a meeting.
Copy and paste link if button broken: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/207279736-Getting-started-with-closed-captioning

ITC: Ready for a return to work?
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ITC: Ready for a return to work?

With the latest advice from the government being that those who cannot work from home and whose workplace has not been told to close/stay closed should go to work it seems timely to look at what measures should be taken to ensure that working environments are safe, whenever they are re-opened.

Copy and paste link if button not working; https://www.itc-arts.org/resources/covid-19-support/may-updates-ready-for-a-return-to-work

May 2020

Live streaming: lost cost and lo-fi options – The Space
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Live streaming: lost cost and lo-fi options – The Space

Live streaming an event or performance might feel unattainable, but there are low-cost and low-tech options for everyone. At a time when social distancing prevents gatherings in real life, the advances in digital communications can help us get together in virtual theatres and share experiences and stories. Jason Crouch, a freelance digital consultant with expertise in live streaming and a PhD in contemporary arts and technology, shares his tips on how to get started.

Making Essential Digital Communications Accessible & Inclusive (TextHelp)
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Making Essential Digital Communications Accessible & Inclusive (TextHelp)

In this time of increasing uncertainty and change, web accessibility and inclusive marketing is more important than ever.

As organisations take steps to limit travel, cancel or postpone face-to-face appointments and replace in-person events with virtual ones, it’s vitally important that the information you produce online can be accessed and understood by every website user. It’s also critical to ensure your comms don’t alienate or leave anyone behind.

In this webinar we'll look at the case for building accessible and inclusive websites and digital campaigns and advice on how to do it.

If you are working to improve your digital communications, boost your brand reputation, and build more inclusive marketing and digital experiences then this is a must-watch!

Sector Benchmark for Ticketing – TRG Arts and Purple Seven
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Sector Benchmark for Ticketing – TRG Arts and Purple Seven

TRG Arts and Purple Seven have partnered to provide real-time intelligence and advice to the arts and cultural sector on the economic impact of COVID-19. This partnership allows us to bring together live sales feeds from hundreds of venues around the world to effectively provide data analysis, counsel on insights, and resources for lobbying government relief packages to ensure we travel through and beyond the immediate crisis.

Copy and paste link if button not working: https://www.cognitoforms.com/PurpleSeven/JoinTheSectorBenchmark

Seven Inclusive Principles for recovery from COVID-19
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Seven Inclusive Principles for recovery from COVID-19

The Seven Inclusive Principles aim to help give cultural organisations and individuals the tools to approach Covid-19 recovery and delivery through the lens of Disability and relevant Equality Legislation. The seven clear principles will support the industry to make decisions inclusively, to go beyond compliance and celebrate diversity. We believe this will have wide-ranging social, economic and ethical impact for arts and culture.

Stay at Home Activity Pack for Children (Unique Voice)
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Stay at Home Activity Pack for Children (Unique Voice)

Here is an example of a children's activity pack for staying at home.

Unique Voice recognise the importance of creativity and play in children’s lives. Whilst practising social distancing, they want to encourage families to pursue creative outlets.

"Inside this pack you will find 30 different activities that you can partake in with the young people in your household. We have chosen activities that require as little resources as possible to ensure there are plenty of things for you to do without having to leave your home. You can do these activities for fun or even incorporate them into your child’s home learning."

The Protocols for Returning to Work Rehearsal and Production – Stage Management Association
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The Protocols for Returning to Work Rehearsal and Production – Stage Management Association

The guidelines have been produced by Terry Lee Dickson, with colleagues from ABTT, SMA, CITA and PMF as well as generous assistance from producers and backstage and creative colleagues.

The guidance is being issued at a “Living Document” which will be expected to have changes and amendments as circumstances change throughout its useful life. Instigated by SMA and ABTT, the guidance will also be published as Covid Guidance 104 by ABTT

There is now work ongoing on a short compact for of the guide as an ‘induction guide’ and for use as handouts and on notice boards.

https://stagemanagementassociation.co.uk/news/tuesday-9th-june/

Thoughts about decision making – Keith Arrowsmith
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Thoughts about decision making – Keith Arrowsmith

This is warm-hearted summary created by Keith Arrowsmith for house's network afternoon tea about 'Making Difficult Decisions'. We hope it can lend some reassurance during a difficult time.

Tips for working remotely when you’re deaf (with BSL videos) – Jo Wootten
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Tips for working remotely when you’re deaf (with BSL videos) – Jo Wootten

Copy and paste this link if button is broken: https://limpingchicken.com/2020/03/23/jo-wooten-tips-for-working-remotely-when-youre-deaf-with-bsl-videos/

Webinar: Boards and Leadership with ITC
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Webinar: Boards and Leadership with ITC

Emma Rees (Theatre Centre), Ali King (Turtle Key Arts and ITC Chair) and Kate Organ (Cultural Consultant) present their experiences and thoughts on governance and leadership especially at this difficult time, chaired by Charlotte Jones (ITC).
June 2020

Webinar: Managing Uncertainty with ITC
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Webinar: Managing Uncertainty with ITC

Exploring how to manage in these uncertain times with guest speakers Emma Hogg (Wildworks), Kevin Dunn (ITC) and Gareth Nicolls (Little Earthquake and ITC Board) chaired by Charlotte Jones (ITC)
May 2020