Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme 2 – closing 7 Jan 2021

Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme 2 for those working in the creative economy including freelancers, musicians, DJs, actors, artists and craft workers.

The overriding objective of this programme is to retain a vital workforce within the creative sector which is at risk of being lost as a result of Covid-19.  Many freelance workers and creatives have lost all earned income this year.  If not given critical support this fragile sector risks losing them and their skills.  This poses a major risk for when we return to a functioning arts and creative economy.

Consequently, this programme has been designed to help support individual musicians, DJs, artists, actors, craftspeople and freelancers and other creative practitioners who work in the creative industries to sustain and build their creative, professional and technical skills in these challenging times.  We also wish to assist these workers adapt to the new market conditions that have been brought about as a result of Covid-19.

Applications will also be considered from groups of individuals working in collaboration, provided there is a lead individual making the application.

Priority for funding will be given to those who have been unable to access other forms of financial support from Government or other sources and who have not received funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Artists Emergency Programme (AEP) or Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme 1. 

If you have already received funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in 2020, you can apply to this programme, but our priority will be to consider first time or previously unsuccessful applicants. Successful repeat applicants will be considered and held in a ranked reserve list and funded if we have the resources and until budgets are fully allocated.

Who can apply?

The fund is aimed at workers in the creative and arts economy in whatever capacity such as:

Venue support staff, singer songwriters, session musicians, set designers, lighting and sound technicians, artists, actors, DJs, musicians, rappers, writers/poets, comedians, open mike performers, tutors and facilitators , dancers, choreographers, editors and proof readers, craftspeople. This is an indicative list and is not exhaustive.

How to apply?

Applications to the Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme will only be accepted online.

The online application system has been tested and is sending out relevant notifications. We are, however, aware that some applicants to online grants programmes may experience issues such as the account holder not receiving links to reset passwords, not receiving notifications of when applications are edited and saved, nor when applications have been submitted. These issues relate to those account holders with email addresses from the following email providers – btinernet, yahoo and virgin – and customised email addresses.

The potential issues lie with those email providers and are beyond the control of Arts Council; if encountered they need to be addressed by the relevant email provider. Should you be affected by a problem which cannot be resolved with an email provider, we would strongly recommend that accounts are set up using Gmail or Outlook email addresses. Where applicants may have previous accounts with other email addresses, we will be able to transfer historical information to new accounts if required.

Go to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s website at the link below, to apply.

Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme 2

Deadline for applications: Thursday 7th January 2021 at 4.00pm

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