The Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI) is pleased to host four information webinars for individuals considering making an application to ACNI’s Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme.
The Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme is the latest emergency fund administered by the Arts Council (ACNI), on behalf of the Department for Communities, in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
The Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme 2 is part of the £29 million Executive allocation that was made to the Department for Communities to support the arts, culture, heritage and language sectors which have been severely impacted by Covid-19, providing grants of up to £5,000 to individuals experiencing financial hardship as a result of Covid-19.
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.
This event is for artists, venue support staff, singer songwriters, session musicians, set designers, lighting and sound technicians, 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.
The event will start with a short presentation on the key points of the Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme. Arts Council staff will then be on hand to take your questions.
To get the most out of this information session, you are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with the Application Guidance Notes prior to the event. You will find these on the Arts Council website.
ACNI is limiting the number of attendees in each session to allow for some discussion but it may not be possible to hear from everyone. If you have specific questions you’d like to send ahead of the information session please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 15th December: 10am – 12pm
Tuesday 15th December: 2pm – 4pm
Friday 18th December: 10am – 12pm
Friday 18th December: 2pm – 4pm
How to book: eventbrite.co.uk/o/arts-council-of-northern-ireland
The programme will open for applications on Thursday 17 December 2020.