2020

Covid Creatives Toolkit

Mutual aid for creatives going digital in a pandemic.


The #covidcreativestoolkit was a crowdsourced mutual aid compilation of free & open source resources, from digital gathering and organising tools to syllabi, that were curated by creative practitioners to support other creatives going digital in a crisis. Link

The toolkit began as an open call initiated by Kat Braybrooke in the early days of social distancing around covid-19 in 2020. I joined 30 other curators from  across the arts, technology, community, academia, and gig work. together, we built an open archive of mutual aid resources for creative practitioners (from artists and makers to curators and educators) who found themselves needing to migrate their practice onto digital spaces, and quickly.

The kit’s 7 sections reflected on the virus’s going-digital requirements, from co-creation tools to zoom dance parties, collective action platforms, self-care apps and other much-needed offerings that promoted well-being. in doing so, the kit provided many of us with an example of what crowdsourced solidarity could look like.







Featured in:


Together, we dance alone: building a collective toolkit for creatives in a pandemic’. interactions 27 (4): 68–71. (& web version)

the feminist finance syllabus, produced by INCA amsterdam & amateur cities, october 2020

what can designers do to respond to covid?’, university of the arts london (UAL), april 2020

'new arts & humanities projects at the forefront of COVID-19 response', king’s college london, april 2020

‘furtherlist #19’, furtherfield, april 2020
team picks: working with artists’, university of exeter arts & culture, april 2020  

'covid-19 resources and funding for artists & freelancers', watts gallery artists village, may 2020

crowdsourced tools & methods’, methods lab, goldsmiths university, may 2020