Arts co-ops have responded to the crisis in different ways. North Wales Music Co-operative, Denbighshire Music Co-operative and Wrexham Music Co-operative – a group of co-ops run by music teachers to offer singing and instrumental lessons in schools – have taken the online route.
Supported by the Welsh government, they spent two months setting up a teaching platform – totally-music.com – which enables face-to-face lessons for pupils in their homes.
The artistic lead of the project, guitarist Wyn Pearson, says: “A project like this would normally have taken several months to complete, if not longer. But we have managed to get it up and running within weeks, which is a real achievement.