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Funding for COVID-19 Related Arts Projects in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

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Funding for COVID-19 Related Arts Projects in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

Grants are available for art projects that have been adapted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or are inspired by/respond to COVID-19.

A new £920,000 Fund has launched for artists and arts organisations on the island of Ireland. The Fund aims to support or commission artists or groups of artists to work with a partner organisation on the development of new or existing artwork(s) or arts project(s).

There will be three funding rounds. The first round is now open to applications for projects that meet one of the following two criteria:

  • Projects that have been adapted due to COVID-19. The grant can be used for covering costs related to technology and the distribution of artwork online; adapting venues for socially distant performances; changing the way in which leaning and public engagement programmes are delivered; or for adapting projects so that they can be realised in the public realm or outdoors.
  • Projects that are inspired by/respond to COVID-19. The grant can be used to support the creation of new artwork(s)/arts project(s) based on themes, narratives, or ideas which have been prompted due to living through the pandemic and the current environment.

All art forms are eligible and the aim is for the projects to benefit a range of audiences.

Organisations can apply for grants of between £2,500 and £8,400 and projects funded during the first round must take place between February 2021 and December 2021.

There will be two information webinars for applicants on:

  • 30 September 2020 at 12pm.
  • 7 October 2020 at 2pm.

The application deadline for the first funding round is 5pm on 4 November 2020. To find out more information, click here. 

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