2 April 2020
There is a huge amount of information on the current Covid-19 situation. This page aims to pull together reliable public information, as well as signposting AOI plans.
It is a hugely complex and fast moving situation and we urge you all to focus on your physical and mental health during this time. We are working as hard as we can to support you as members, and as an industry and will continue to do so.
We have moved out of our offices, and cannot access our phones, so please email us. Otherwise it’s pretty much business as usual (not usual) – the helpline is running, and we are working on new ways to deliver our member meet ups, events, and general support.
Our illustration community is, at the very best of times, hugely supportive, friendly and solution focussed. Now more than ever that will come into it’s own. It is a privilege to be part of that.
We have written to the Government (March 23) about the financial support of freelancers. You can read our submission here: Covid AOI responce to Gov March 23 2020. This is in line with other creator organisations, strengthening our position by speaking with one voice.
Update: We have responded to the Government’s announcement on Monday 30 March asking for further support for our members. You can read it here: Covid AOI responce to Gov March 30 2020.