Supporting the creative community
Supporting the creative community

Now that our offices are abandoned and we've embraced a more remote style of living the key is to be as productive as you can and to keep on learning. To help you stay focused we've put together this crisis list. We'll add more as we go so let us know if we missed any...

Accenture: Grow Your Digital Skills

Whether you’re looking for a new job or want to start your own business, digital skills are the key to success. From mechanics to 3D modelling, plumbing to programming, get the digital skills you need with these specially designed courses from Accenture.

Adobe Creative Cloud

If you're studying part-time, Adobe is offering at-home access to Creative Cloud, which includes PhotoShop, Illustrator and InDesign, so that colleges can continue to provide you with access to the necessary software. Available until 31 May and is free.


It’s not just Adobe offering its apps for free during the corona outbreak. Serif is offering three months of the whole Affinity suite for free. This includes Affinity Photo, Publisher and Designer, and there are also discounts to buy the apps after the three-month period.

Fundamentals of Animation Course

Master animator Aaron Blaise (The Lion King, Brother Bear, Mulan) has made his Fundamentals of Animation course completely free for a limited time. This comprehensive course covers the “12 Principles of Animation."


A diverse selection from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world, this new suite of online courses provides vital new skills that are particularly relevant to the current Coronavirus pandemic. FutureLearn's social media course was recently included in the UKs DfE's Skills Toolkit.

Google Arts & Culture Collections

Virtual tours and online exhibits from over 2500 museums and galleries around the world who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world’s treasures to you online. Head to the Musée d’Orsay or the Guggenheim with your next cuppa.

Google Digital Garage

Free courses from Google to become a digital expert. Discover a range of 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.

Internet Archive

A digital library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, art, websites, and more with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge." Check out the hundreds of modern art books in PDF form courtesy of The Guggenheim Museum.


Get two free months of unlimited access to more than 24,000 courses to fuel your curiosity, creativity, and career with classes in illustration, design, photography, and loads more.


Support and counselling by experienced Spectrum.Life experts for IAPI members is available 24/7 through phone and video consultation. The smash programme looks after your mental well-being and offers financial and legal advice and parenting support services.

Unity Learn

Thanks to COVID19 Unity Learn are providing three months of complimentary access to their Premium courses, projects and tutorials to get you creating with and advance your skills like building 2D and 3D games or learning VR and AR for beginners.