This blog is an ongoing informational resource for our community to keep up to date with the various supports and campaigns. GSoI is not involved in the planning or implementation of any of the below.
Today April 3rd Minister for arts Josepha Madigan announced measures to support artists. They include:
A €1 million scheme will support Irish and Irish-based professional artists to create new work.
The @AbbeyTheatre Dear Ireland project will see 50 writers producing monologues to be performed by 50 actors in April.
The Arts Council have created the Covid-19 Crisis response Award.
|Closing date||17:30, Thursday 16 April 2020|
|Applicant type||Individual Artist|
The Arts Council is introducing a special fund to enable Irish-based professional artists to provide access for the public to new and original art during the period of COVID-19 isolation.
The fund is called the Arts Council COVID-19 Crisis Response Award.
Purpose and priority of the award
The purpose of the award is to support the creation and dissemination of new artistic work either online, by broadcast or other virtual means, for the public benefit.
The award is open to any individual who can demonstrate a track record of professional practice as an artist, regardless of whether they are currently registered with the Arts Council, or whether they have ever applied for and/or received Arts Council funding in the past.
If you are not currently registered with the Arts Council’s Online Services website, you can do so here: https://onlineservices.artscouncil.ie/Register.aspx
DCCI launch #GetIrelandMaking
Get Ireland Making is a new initiative led by Design & Crafts Council Ireland as part of a Government-led interagency campaign to support Ireland’s cultural and creative practitioners. Supported by Creative Ireland and Healthy Ireland it aims to share the skills of our talented craftspeople and designers with communities across Ireland.
Working together with our partners across Government and with RTÉ and other cultural organisations, our ambition is to engage the public and the design and craft community in activities designed to support wellbeing and build resilience during a very challenging time for our country.
DCCI is commissioning makers across Ireland to share their knowledge of materials and process through fun and engaging activities for children, young people and adults.
A broad range of craft disciplines, including weaving, printing, basket making, jewellery, ceramics and much more will be covered during these exciting, immersive sessions. RTÉ will support the promotion of these activities through www.rte.ie/culture and its social media channels using #createdontcontaminate. Full details are available at www.dcci.ie/getirelandmaking