Social Works? Open launch at the Social Art Summit, Site Gallery, November 2018
Published: 20 March 2020
We understand artists and freelancers are getting hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and we’re committed to giving you the support and resources to help navigate this challenging time.
As a small independent charity outside of public subsidy we are limited by capacity and resources, however all of us at Axisweb are determined and focused on what we can do for members. Here are a few things we are doing to help those who are most vulnerable:
Axisweb Hardship Fund
Any member facing financial hardship and who are unable to work, disabled, a carer, on low income or freelance is eligible to apply.
We won’t ask you to explain why, but ask that you only apply if you need money.
We have initially made available a fund of £5,000. Each week for five weeks we will distribute 10 x £100 awards.
Donate to our Hardship Fund
Several members have been in touch to ask whether it’s possible to donate to the Hardship Fund to help us support more members of our artistic community. We are so touched by this generosity and wanted to create a GoFundme page to help facilitate this and to match the £5,000 we've already committed. All donations will be added to our Hardship Fund, with every penny going to artists in need.
Three Months Subscription for Free
For any member experiencing financial difficulty and whose Axisweb Membership is due for renewal in the next three months - do get in touch. We want you to continue enjoying the benefits of membership, and to ensure you do we will give you Three Months Free.
Need Legal Advice?
Axisweb Members have access to a free legal helpline. So if you need guidance on your contract rights, employment or discrimination. The number can be found in your membership documentation or by emailing [email protected]
Share With Axis
We'd love to hear what our members have been up to during the current lockdown and how you're keeping your creativity going. Let us know and we'll share your activities across our social media channels and in our e-bulletin. Use the #ShareWithAxis hashtag if you want us to retweet your activities.
Help us help others
We are looking at different ways we can support our members, if you have any suggestions, please let us know by completing this form.
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