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COVID 19 RESOURCES & SUPPORTS FOR INDEPENDENT ARTISTS

Irish Theatre Institute provides mentoring and professional development opportunities for independent artists through their website
On their youtube channel you’ll find their ACCELERATE programme with Pandemic Unemployment Payment advice from Peter Daly, a Dublin writer, actor and chartered accountant. At present artists can earn an additional sum each week without coming off P.U.P.  Further advice from Peter Daly as pandemic payment conditions change appear on his twitter account @peterdaly10

Theatre Forum Ireland provides links to many resources for artists in Ireland and has a page dedicated to Covid 19. 

NCFA, National Campaign for the Arts is the voice for the Irish arts industry fighting to ensure the sector is adequately funded and valued. For updates, information on Covid supports for independent artists, and to become a member go to their website http://ncfa.ie/news/

Dance Ireland is a resource for residency and development with supports for Dancers based in Ireland.

Irish Equity is the union representative for Actors, Theatre Directors, Stage Managers, Dancers, Stage and Set Designers in Ireland and is part of the Services Industrial Professional & Technical Union. They provide Covid 19 industry updates as they unfold 

Irish Music Rights Organisation, IMRO, provides Covid 19 information and support for music creators through their website.

The Civic Theatre, Tallaght, Dublin has created an excellent list of national resources.

There are supports available for writers from The Irish Writers Centre 

As a part of the Arts Council’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, they have created a number of digital guides to help artists across a wide range of artforms learn the fundamentals of digital dissemination of their work. The aim of these guides is to make accessible the creation and sharing of digital files which will allow artists to represent their work online. This will help practitioners reach new audiences for their work both during the current crisis and in the future. View the guides here http://www.artscouncil.ie/digital-guides/

AIST Association of Irish Stage Technicans have complied a list of industry courses in areas such as lighting, rigging, sound, visualisation and more. Many of the courses are free or offered at a discounted rate. Please visit AIST self-isolation training page. 

Minding Creative Minds Is an organisation established to offer a free 24/7 wellbeing & support programme for the Irish Creative Sector. 
Dedicated 24/7 Helpline
ROI: 1800 814 244
NI/UK: 0800 0903677
International: +353 1 518 0277
Minding Creative Minds 
Free access to experienced team of trained counsellors and psychotherapists who can offer short-term intervention and advice covering practical, day-to-day issues that cause anxiety and stress.

Additional Reading:
Life Worth Living, The Report of the Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce October 2020
The Recovery Taskforce addresses a number of key elements of the forthcoming National Economic Plan.