This is a troubling and difficult time, but it is important to remember that we are all in this together.

At Puppet Animation Scotland we are doing what we can to prevent the spread of coronavirus by following government guidelines and working from home. You can still contact us via our usual phone number, +44(0) 131 341 4314 or by emailing

We are proud to offer an Open Door Policy and invite artists to contact us with questions or concerns regarding your practice and the Covid-19 outbreak, we will do what we can to offer advice. Through our Open Door Policy, we also offer direct means for open, respectful communication, feedback, and discussion regarding your current practice, projects and artistic needs.

Below you will find some helpful links and articles with information on Covid-19 related bursaries and available funding, online entertainment and networking opportunities and information for volunteers.

Furthermore, as we ease out of lockdown we have curated a list of organisations within the creative sector who have published detailed risk assessments for re-opening establishments, which you can use as a guide for your own work.

Information Regarding Bursaries & Funding

Screen Scotland Covid-19 Update 

Screen Scotland provide information regarding their response to the coronavirus outbreak’s impact and information on available bursaries for self-employed or freelance individuals.

Creative Scotland Covid-19 Impact Funds 

Creative Scotland has launched three funding programmes designed to provide further support to sustain the country’s creative community during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Creative Scotland A-Z of Funding Resources

Creative Scotland have compiled an A-Z of funding and resources available to those in the creative community, who have been affected by Coronavirus (Covid-19).



Creative Entrepreneurs Club

In order to best serve the wider creative community CEC have removed all member fees and refocused content to be as useful and relevant as possible. You’ll now find one to one business advice sessions, job opportunities, mental health support, online events, dependable up to the minute information, and more.

Creative Industries Federation

Free Federation Membership for six months.

Articulation Outdoor Arts in Scotland – Information and Networking Sessions

Articulation (Scotland’s advocacy body for the Outdoor Arts, Physical Theatre and Circus Sector) are delivering a series of information and networking sessions to connect Scotland based venues, local authority and third sector organisations with artists and freelancers working across the outdoor arts. Follow the link above to find out more.



Advice for Volunteers During the Covid-19 Crisis

Practical guidance to minimise the impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) on the health and wellbeing of volunteers (as well as those that they volunteer for and with).

Risk Assessments 

Without Walls –

Without Walls have published a safety checklist

American Circus Educators –

American Circus Educators have published resources for circus organisations as well as their own risk assessment advice.


National Association of Street Artists (NASA) have published their covid checklist and risk assessment.

Health and Safety Executive –

HSE have published thorough guidelines and a template for completing covid risk assessments.

Eventbrite –

Eventbrite have published the event safety playbook which is a short course which guides you through completing your own risk assessment.

The Scottish Government –

The Scottish Government have published their covid risk assessment template.

Working Safely During Coronavirus

Scottish Government guidance for people who work in performing arts, including arts organisations, venue operators and participants.

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