Who can apply: Freelance creative practitioners based in Northern Ireland who work in the visual arts and are experiencing severe financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Previous Northern Ireland based applicants to the Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund who were unsuccessful are eligible to apply and we encourage applications from artists and arts professionals working in all visual arts disciplines.
What: Grants of £1,500 – £2,500
Deadline for applications: Applications are accepted from 2:00pm on Friday 25th September 2020 and decisions will be made on a monthly basis. You can apply at any time. Applicants will be informed of decisions within approximately 5-6 weeks of submitting an application. We encourage applicants to make a submission early due to the limited funds available.

Enquiries: Please contact us by email at [email protected]


The Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund relaunched on 25 September 2020 to support artists, creative practitioners and freelancers based specifically in Northern Ireland. £136,000 will be available through the fund and will provide hardship grants of £1,500-2,500 per person.

The Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund is part of a total of £3m of funding committed by the Freelands Foundation to support artists and creative practitioners across the UK during the pandemic.

The Freelands Foundation is committed to supporting artists, organisations, audiences and staff during the Covid-19 crisis. More than ever, these extraordinarily challenging times have shone a light on the transformative power of the arts and creativity, inspiring individuals and connecting communities across the UK.

Applications are invited from freelance creative practitioners based in Northern Ireland who work in the visual arts and are experiencing severe financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Those on multiple short-term PAYE contracts may also apply.

Previous applicants to the Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund who were unsuccessful are eligible to apply and we encourage applications from artists and arts professionals working in all visual arts disciplines.

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.”

Applications are accepted from 2:00pm on Friday 25th September 2020 and decisions will be made on a monthly basis. You can apply at any time. Applicants will be informed of decisions within approximately 5-6 weeks of submitting an application. We encourage applicants to make a submission early due to the limited funds available.

Please refer to the application guidance to make a submission.

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1. Freelands Foundation logo


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