Arts Council Launches Resilience Fund

The Arts Council has relaunched its emergency resilience fund for people and groups who contribute to the island’s creative arts community.

This funding will be made available on merit to anyone working or taking part in the creative industries, culture and arts communities on the Isle of Man and should be related to the Isle of Man Arts Council and Culture Vannin National Development Strategy for Culture and the Arts 2017-2027.   

The support will provide a creative legacy from the Covid-19 crisis and follows the well-received resilience funding successfully provided in 2020.

Arts Council chairman Marlene Maska MLC said: ‘The Isle of Man Arts

Council and the Arts Team have learned from our previous experiences in lockdown that the arts and creative community have so much to offer and make a really uplifting contribution to our everyday lives during these difficult times and we look forward to supporting our creatives to ensure this continues as we stand together again in our fight against Covid-19.’

Applications for the funding are open to any individual or organisation in order to complete one of the following:

  • Venues or Organisations who have needed to adapt their services in order to continue operations either during or after lockdown. The aim on these projects will be to create new public channels to the arts and support business resilience for the organisations. Applicants will have to prove they meet strategy point SIX and one other strategy point.

  • Freelance Creatives undertaking personal projects using their professional skills. Applicants will have to prove they meet strategy point SIX and one other strategy point.

  • Projects intended for the island’s community during national lockdown. Applicants will have to prove they meet strategy point FOUR and one other strategy point.

Applications are now open, closing at midnight on April 23 and can be submitted via the grant form on the Isle of Man Arts Council website: http://www.iomarts.com.

Applications will be considered by the Isle of Man Arts Council at their next meeting on May 7.

The Arts Council will also consider retrospective funding if the applicant can provide proof their project was started during or as a result of lockdown. 

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