FAQs

frequent asked questions

How does Covid-19 affect my funding award?

- Applicants who have been awarded funding as yet unpaid and where the event/project is CANCELLED: No award will be made

Applicants who have been awarded funding as yet unpaid but who are POSTPONING the event/project: The award will be held in place until 31 March 2021 to allow for rescheduling.  Any project now being rescheduled after 31 March 2021 will require a new funding application.  Please remain in contact with the team regarding rescheduling.

Applicants who have received funding during the 2019/20 financial year but who now are POSTPONING an event/project:  The award will be valid until 31 March 2021 to allow for rescheduling.  Any project now being rescheduled after 31 March 2021 will require a new funding application.  Applicants will be required to return any funding for any project not started by 31 March 2021 to the Isle of Man Arts Council.

Applicants who have received an award in the 2019/20 financial year, have started the project but cannot now complete due to CANCELLATION: Award money legitimately spent on the project to date should be evidenced in a Project Monitoring Form.  There will be no requirement to return this money.  However, you will be required to return any unused funding to the Isle of Man Arts Council.

Project Monitoring Forms: For 2020/21, Project Monitoring Forms for events and projects need to be submitted with all necessary supporting documentation within 3 months of the completion of the project.

Please contact the Arts Team to discuss your project as we are here to advise and support you

Do you fund retrospectively?

No, the Council do not fund projects retrospectively. It is best to ensure that you apply well before the deadline.

Am I eligible for funding?

If your project relates to the arts in any way and if you or your project links to the Isle of Man in any way then you are eligible for funding.

To find out what kind of funding is right for you see our Apply for Funding pages.

You can also read our Joint National Strategy for Culture and the Arts to find out what ways your project can help us meet our goals.

Can you promote my event?

Yes, if you need help to promote your arts related project or event then there are many ways that we could help.

We can include a link to your event on our monthly What's On Guide which goes out in our monthly newsletter.

You can join our Facebook community group, IOM Arts Council - What's On Where to post pictures, posters and information about your event.

If you can write us a press release and provide us with high quality images then we can publish your article on our website and share through our social media. 

To send or find out information about all of these things, please contact iomartscouncil@gov.im

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