£120,000 ‘financial lifeline’ for d/Deaf and Disabled Artists
Disabled artists are being offered a “financial lifeline” as a £120,000 grant package has just opened to fund new work as the arts sectors begins to fully reopen.
The University of Atypical will be awarding a minimum of 60 grants of £2,000 through the D/deaf and Disabled Artists Support Fund 3, which is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Department for Communities, to support D/deaf, disabled and Neurodiverse artists.
Many artists struggled financially and emotionally during the lockdown with some unable to pay rent or having to sell instruments to buy food, Damien Coyle, CEO of University of Atypical explained.
This jointly funded scheme aims to provide much needed financial support to D/deaf, Disabled and Neurodiverse creative practitioners at a time when their potential to generate income has been seriously impacted by the closure of art galleries, theatres, music venues and other creative outlets due to Covid-19.
Applications can be made in a number of ways:
Online APPLICATION FORM HERE
By email FORMS AVAILABLE HERE
By post Request form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or calling 028 90239450
You can also request an advice session by completing THIS FORM
Please find instruction videos on how to complete the forms HERE.