Resilience Funding Extended

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Following the news last month that the Isle of Man Arts Council had made £50,000 available in Covid-19 Resilience Funding, we are thrilled to announce that the Council have decided to extend the deadline for applicants.

To ensure organisations and individuals who contribute to the island’s rich creative arts community are assisted during the Covid-19 crisis, the Isle of Man Arts Council have set aside a £50,000 emergency resilience fund.

Applicants affected by Covid-19 are further invited to submit their applications into the next funding round which will consider both Resilience Funding applications as well as applications unaffected by Covid-19 in compliance with our usual funding criteria. The deadline for all these applications is the 26th June.

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 also provide a creative legacy from the Covid-19 crisis.

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 can be submitted via the grant form on the Isle of Man Arts Council website:

In this time of uncertainty and the requirement for immediate funding, the IOMAC will consider retrospective funding if the applicant can provide proof their project was started since national lockdown began.

Applications for future projects and events unrelated to the Covid-19 situation can be submitted as well for the next funding round which will be held on 10th July. Applications for this round will close on 26th June.  Applications for the IOMAC student awards can still be submitted using the student application form.

For any other information, or if you feel you may qualify and are not included in the above list, please contact the Arts Team at

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