Useful Info

64 Million Artists

Uses creativity to make positive changes in people’s and communities’ lives by running creative projects across the UK. Among their projects are The Weekly Challenge and The January Challenge. 

   
Applause for Thought

Free/low cost mental health support: find at Twitter @ApplauseThought or Instagram @applauseforthought

   
BAPAM

Medical charity for performing artists

   
City Lit

Central London organisation with a variety of courses in drama, dance, voice etc plus good web and social media skills training; with a number of courses reasonably priced. 

   
David Farmer/Drama Resource David is a writer/director and theatre consultant who has written a number of books on teaching drama and using drama in a classroom setting.  He runs The Inspiring Drama Teacher course.  The website is packed with drama games/drama teaching ideas.  
   
ERA 50:50

Campaign to see women represented equally to men in theatre, on television and on film. 

   
FEU Training 

Free business skills training courses for members of Federation of Entertainment Unions (Equity, the Musicians’ Union, the National Union of Journalists and The Writers’ Guild); register to get notice of courses held across the country plus regular webinars.  The website also has useful resources, including online courses.   

   
Industry Minds

Mental health podcast and support

   
Mary Ward Centre

Adult education college in Central London with a variety of courses, some good business/digital skills courses. 

   
Talk

Peer to peer support group for those in the performing arts formed by 2 actors, regular meet ups at The Actor’s Centre.  Follow them on Twitter for meet up details. 

   
The Act for Change Project

Campaign to strengthen diversity in the live and recorded arts. 

   
Women Who

Community for working women with a slant to those working in creative environments.  Produces the podcast In Good Company