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  • Writer's pictureSTEVE COOKE AATA

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCKDOWN-STRUGGLING VISUAL ARTISTS

Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund


Who can apply: Freelance creative practitioners based in England and Northern Ireland who work in the visual arts and are experiencing severe financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

What: Grants of £1,500 – £2,500.

Deadline for applications: Applications will be accepted until 2:00pm on Thursday 18th June 2020 and decisions will be made on a weekly basis. You can apply at any time. There are no deadlines. Applicants will be informed of decisions approximately two weeks after submitting their application.

The Freelands Foundation has partnered with a-n The Artists Information Company to set up this new £1.5m Emergency Fund for artists and freelancers in the visual arts sector living in England and Northern Ireland. The new fund will support grants of £1,500 to £2,500 per person, assessed by need, with £1 million going to those living in England and £500k to those in Northern Ireland.

The new fund follows a £1m contribution to the Creative Scotland Bridging Bursary and £500k to the Arts Council of Wales Urgent Relief Fund for Individuals.

Jayne Knight, Chair of a-n Board, said: “We know that getting money to artists is the most useful, practical action that a-n can take during this challenging period. We are proud that Freelands Foundation has chosen a-n to distribute their hardship funds to the visual arts.”

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