Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund

For artists and freelancers in Northern Ireland in partnership with a-n The Artists Information Company.

The Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund is supported by the Freelands Foundation, as part of a landmark commitment of £3m towards emergency funds for artists and freelance creative practitioners across the UK affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Funds will be available for Northern Ireland based practitioners.

Who can apply

Freelance creative practitioners based in Northern Ireland who work in the visual arts and are experiencing severe financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Those on multiple short-term PAYE contracts may also apply. Previous applicants to the Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund who were unsuccessful are eligible to apply. We encourage applications from artists and arts professionals working in all visual arts disciplines. You must have a UK bank account to apply.


Grants of £1,500 – £2,500

Deadline for applications

Applications are accepted now and decisions will be made on a monthly basis. You can apply at any time. Applicants will be informed of decisions within approximately 5-6 weeks of submitting an application. We encourage applicants to make a submission early due to the limited funds available.

Enquiries: Please contact us by email at

To apply

Follow the link to below and read the full terms, guidance and apply online.

Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund

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New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.