Resources for Remote Working

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We have collated a number of resources to support RMA members during the coronavirus pandemic. We welcome ideas for additions which should be emailed to See our Update on coronavirus / COVID-19 for more information on the impact of the pandemic on RMA activities and how we are responding.

Research Resources

Many publishers have made research resources available without charge during the coronavirus pandemic. Collated lists are available as follows:

Information Service Providers:

Jisc Publishers:

Online Seminars and Conferences

Online seminars

Colloquium: Music Scholarship at a Distance
Music research presentations weekdays at 4 pm EDT (9 pm BST), submissions welcome on the website.

Academics in Quarantine
‘Online, informal, relaxed conference for all disciplines, fields, and folks’, not limited to music research.

Research seminars

Royal Northern College of Music: #RNCMRemote
Mondays and Thursdays 1.15 pm: Lunchtime Concert (

Wednesdays 4.15 pm: Research Seminar (

Tuesdays 1 pm: RNCM Radio Show (

Online conferences

Music in the Home: A Virtual Symposium, 2-5 June
Registration deadline 29 May

Royal Musical Association Annual Conference, 8-10 September
Details of the online programme will be announced soon.

Advice and Financial Support

Musicians Union: Hardship fund, and general advice during the Corona Crisis

The Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain: Medical expenses support, and financial support for those affected by illness

PRS Emergency Relief Fund: Individual grants of up to £1000 for financial difficulties

Help Musicians UK: Hardship fund, and general advice for musicians

ISM: Advice for musicians moving online, general advice for the Corona crisis, funding for musicians

Arts Council England Digital Culture Network: Online and digital support for arts practicioners

Arts Council England Financial Support: support and application process – for both organisations and individuals

BAPAM: list of health-related resources for practitioners

For Students

Employment 4 Students: advice for moving work online, online opportunities and various work-specific topics for students

Mental Health and Wellbeing

ArtsMinds: online mental health support

Music Minds Matter – 24/7 helpline available

Music Support – also run a support line

Mind – very extensive support for everyone

Music Industry Therapists Collective – Guide To Anxiety Relief & Self Isolation 

Technical Setup for Remote Working

Optimising settings in Zoom for Music

Setting up a Zoom Virtual Choir


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