Black Lives Matter

ROAR (Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance) stands as an ally to the Black Lives Matter movement, the LGBTQI+ community and anyone living with disability.

We continue to commit to providing fair and equitable opportunity to all our artists and audiences, and will further develop our recruitment processes to ensure diverse representation at all levels of our organisation, from our Board of Directors, paid staff, freelance work and volunteers.

We will strive to inform and educate our members and partners to challenge white privilege and unconscious prejudice. We will listen, support, speak out and continue to learn to help make a more equal society.

Hell on Earth – Margaret Hall

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ROAR staff are currently working remotely and this decision has been made in order to protect our staff, volunteers, visitors and partners.

We are available online through zoom and in person for 1:1 advice and support. Please contact us either through the contacts page or email us at

Our digital channels remain open so keep an eye on our social media and website for updates.

This is a really challenging time for all artists and creative industries, please look out for your fellow freelancers and support each other where you can.

Chris Slater – Out and about as usual

Take a look at this years Diversity Festival at

It was all online this year and all the favourites were there.

Coronavirus Resources:

Arts Council – Covid19

Covid19 Resources for Artists

Covid19 Advice for Musicians

9 ways for freelancers to survive

Citizens Advice

Universal Credit

Money Advice Service

Support for Artists and Creatives

How to work from home

Musicians Union

Government advice for employees, employers and businesses

Advice for freelancers working in film and tv

Advice for freelancers

Freelance designers sick pay

Health and Wellbeing for freelancers

Support the mental health of freelancers

IPSE Advice for freelancers

digital tools for artists to run a remote career during coronavirus?

If you come across useful advice please share it with us and we will post it here and on social media.