Funding is available to help individuals reconnect or maintain their trade, profession or vocation within Northern Ireland’s creative sector as it emerges from coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
Self-employed and freelance individuals working in Northern Ireland’s creative sector may apply.
This includes, but is not limited to, the following: artists, venue support staff, singer songwriters, session musicians, set designers, artists, DJs, actors, dancers, choreographers, musicians, rappers, writers, poets, editors, proof readers, crafts people, comedians, open mike performers, tutors, facilitators, creators, photographers, film-makers, touring crew, artist managers, promotors, lighting and sound technicians/engineers, other technical crew and support staff and other creative practitioners who work in the creative industries to sustain and build their professional and technical skills in these challenging times and to support those who wish to deliver creative projects.
Grants of up to £2,000 are available.
Funding can assist with the following costs:
- Creation of new work or engaging with new or existing audiences/commissions etc.
- Skills improvement necessary to reactivate or maintain trade, profession or vocation.
- Hiring facilities and/or equipment to facilitate creative practice, including rehearsal, necessary for the resumption or maintenance of the individual’s trade, profession or vocation.
- Time set aside to update, develop or enhance an existing trade profession or vocation.
- Attendance at industry events, peer-to-peer engagement professional/membership fees of associations related to an individual’s career development.
- Support worker or other costs related to supporting a disability as required as part of creative practice.
Grants must be spent by 31 March 2022.
The deadline for applications is 12:00 BST on 6 October 2021. Click here to apply.