The Artists Emergency Programme has temporarily closed until further notice. ACNI closed the fund on 11th May and have referenced the high level of demand for the fund as the reason to close without notice. Assessments of applications received are currently underway and there will be two rounds of moderation; the first taking place this week. ACNI hope to make decisions and payments as soon as possible.
The ACNI Organisations Emergency Programme will open before the end of May. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland have stated they will continue to work with Minister Hargey, Department for Communities, to assess the level of future need within the arts sector in NI.