The Artisan team are committed to supporting our candidates and making sure that you have all the resources you need. It has been amazingly positive to see the way all of you creatives have come together and supported each other.
We are lucky enough to be able to speak to the wider creative community and industry, using the feedback, requests and insight from you all, we have been able to put together a candidate resource centre. This will be updated as and when new updates come about.
Here are some helpful resources and tips we have put together for our candidates and creatives out there.
If you are registered as an Artisan candidate, you can access our candidate forum, where you can share thoughts, join discussions and share ideas.
Use this time to update your availability in your Candidate Portal so that we know when you are available to work (Just log in and click the "blue dot" on the right hand side and select "availability").
If you have any new projects or pieces of work that are not currently uploaded to your Candidate Portal, get in there now and let us see your latest work.
If working from home is new to you, we have put together a work sheet for you to give you a little support and a few helpful tips.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Health and wellbeing is more important now more than ever, here are a few resources that can help you out surrounding COVID-19, mental health and staying healthy whilst staying in.
The Australian Government tips that everyone must do to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect those who are most at risk.
There are many resources to which you can refer for information about mental illness. Helplines, websites and government mental health information services provide a range of services.
As COVID-19 continues to spread, establishing a home workout routine is a safe alternative to going to the gym.
You might find that you have some extra time on your hands at the moment, if you do, why not use this time to up skill and use some of the free resources out there.
Here are a number of events (majority moved to virtual events) presented by AGDA.
CreativeMornings is the world's largest face-to-face creative community - a global breakfast lecture series serving local creative communities in over 200 cities.
Take advantage of the LinkedIn one month free trial of personalised learning experiences and courses taught by real-world professionals.
Discover a range of free learning content designed to help grow your business or jumpstart your career. You can learn by selecting individual modules, or dive right in and take an entire course end-to-end.
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalised learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
edX is the trusted platform for education and learning. Their mission is to Increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere. Enhance teaching and learning on campus and online. Advance teaching and learning through research
GOVERNMENT AND LEGAL
We have compiled the web pages set up by the Australian Government to give you the most up to date information surrounding COVID-19 and the current situation.
The Australian Government are managing the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia as a health emergency. They will update this page everyday with the current situation, latest case numbers and related information.
Get the latest news and media updates around COVID-19.
Find our how the Australian Government is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, who they are working with to limit the spread of the virus in Australia and what you can do to help.
Stay informed. Download the official government "Coronavirus Australia" app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, or join their WhatsApp channel on iOS or Android.
There is a lot of information being distributed at the moment and plenty of new entitlements and stimulus packages, for now, here are the current entitlements you have and how to access them.
Has coronavirus landed you at Centrelink for the first time? Here's how to apply for the Jobseeker Payment.
"COVID-19 is testing us all – and now is the time to be creative in our response. As part of our response, we’re offering $2 million in grants to artists and creatives to invest in new works, and digital presentation of works and performances." - City of Melbourne.
There's new income support if you've lost work due to COVID-19. Here's who eligible, and how to apply.
What stimulus support is available for freelancers and sole-traders during COVID-19?
GOOD NEWS SITES
Here are some websites that are heaped with good news stories, wholesome content and things to brighten your day. Take a visit and get a smile.
The website, with its archive of 21,000 positive news stories from around the globe, confirms what people already know—that good news itself is not in short supply; the broadcasting of it is.
More good news stories from News.com.au, as you can never get enough.
More good news stories from ABC News, as you can never get enough.
To join discussions and share ideas with the wider creative community, join our Artisan Candidate Forum.
We started the forum for our creative community, for our candidates, for you. To share insights, developments and ideas. Giving the creative and digital community a place to come and get involved. JOIN THE CANDIDATE FORUM NOW. Sign up and once validated you can access the forum.