Minister for Communities, Deirdre Hargey MLA, today (Monday 27th April 2020) announced a new Creative Support Fund totaling £1.5 million to support the arts sector in Northern Ireland during the Coronavirus crisis.
The Department for Communities is contributing £1 million to support arts organisations and the Arts Council is contributing £500,000 from its National Lottery Fund to support freelance artists, creative practitioners and performers.
The Creative Support funding package comprises two strands. Both funds will be administered by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
- The Artists Emergency Programme OPENS TODAY.
- The Organisations Emergency Programme is scheduled to open for applications in May 2020.