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Arts Council of Northern Ireland Stability and Renewal Programme Opens

The £7.75m Stability and Renewal Programme is now open to support arts and cultural organisations in Northern Ireland.

Published: 29 October 2020 | 12:00 AM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:31 PM
Photograph of a musician playing guitar on a stage in front of an audience, there are red and orange lights around and behind.
Aimed at helping the arts and cultural sector recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo credit: Shutterstock

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, on behalf of the Department for Communities, has announced details of a £7.75m programme of support, aimed at helping the 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 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 and TV, Video, Photography, Film, and Radio.

The closing date for applications will be 12:00 pm on Friday 27 November. For more details including further eligibility criteria, see Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s website.

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