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£7.75m programme to support arts and cultural organisations

£7.75m programme to support arts and cultural organisations

November 3, 2020

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland will deliver, on behalf of the Department for Communities, a £7.75m programme of support, aimed at helping arts and cultural sector recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Through the Stability and Renewal Programme for Organisations, grants of up to £500,000 will be available to organisations working in the arts and cultural sector to help them respond to the immediate impacts of the Covid-19 crisis, including help with re-opening, adapting and stabilising their organisations in the long-term

The Stability and Renewal Programme is part of the £29 million Executive allocation that was made to DfC to support the arts, culture, heritage and language sectors which have been severely impacted by Covid-19. This is the latest package of support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland on behalf of the Department for Communities which has included £1.9m for the Organisations Emergency Programme, and £3.8m under the Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme.

The Stability and Renewal Programme for Organisations is open to arts, culture and community organisations whose primary role is to create, present or support one (or more) of these categories:

Dance

Drama

Literature

Music and Opera

Traditional Arts

Visual Arts

Performing arts and theatre

Festivals and cultural events

Participatory Arts

Comedy

Cross Art form

Community Arts

Creative Industries in the following segments:

Independent Cinema

Product Design, Fashion Design, and Graphic Design;

Crafts;

TV, Video, Photography, Film, and Radio;

The Stability and Renewal Programme for Organisations opened at 2pm on 28th October for online applications and will close on Friday 27 November 2020 at 12noon. Further details, including Guidance Notes and FAQs, are available here.

After applications close at midday on Friday 27 November, decisions on awards will be made by 29 January 2021.