Arts organisations offering practical help to creatives

A group of arts organisations is offering practical help to creatives and artists across Scarborough during the coronavirus crisis.

Sunday, 3rd May 2020, 12:33 pm
The new resource pack provides advice on everything from accessing emergency funding to technical issues. Photo by Tony Bartholomew

COAST is the Local Cultural Education Partnership for the Borough of Scarborough, which includes the towns of Whitby, Scarborough and Filey.

It is administered by Create Arts Development and includes local stakeholders from cultural organisations, and freelance artists and practitioners.

Its members range from the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough Museums Trust and Whitby’s Pannett Art Gallery and Whitby Museum to individuals with specialist skills.

The group has produced a resource pack, which includes contact details of members to allow creative and artists to access their skills and advice on everything from accessing emergency funding to technical issues. There are also links to online support and creative projects to inspire and excite, and wellbeing resources.

Emma Hallam, director of Create, said: “In these difficult times, we feel it’s important to share our skills wherever possible. COAST’s membership comprises a wide range of organisations and individuals with years of experience between them – and if we can’t help with a specific situation, we’ll try and find someone who can!”

You can download COAST’s creatives and COVID-19 resource and information pack at