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 email@example.com. See our Update on coronavirus / COVID-19 for more information on the impact of the pandemic on RMA activities and how we are responding.
Many publishers have made research resources available without charge during the coronavirus pandemic. Collated lists are available as follows:
Information Service Providers:
Online Seminars and Conferences
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.
Royal Northern College of Music: #RNCMRemote
Mondays and Thursdays 1.15 pm: Lunchtime Concert (https://www.facebook.com/RNCMLIVE/)
Wednesdays 4.15 pm: Research Seminar (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSVfm7KUiMtds90RPPZTGSA)
Tuesdays 1 pm: RNCM Radio Show (https://www.rncm.ac.uk/media/rncm-radio/)
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
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
https://www.musicmindsmatter.org.uk/ – 24/7 helpline available
https://www.musicsupport.org/ – also run a support line
https://www.mind.org.uk/ – very extensive support for everyone
Music Industry Therapists Collective – Guide To Anxiety Relief & Self Isolation