The Committee invites all ISSSD members to join us in supporting each other through these difficult times. Please, find below a list of funding support and other information of assistance available online.
We encourage everybody to join our Facebook group so it can serve as a forum for us all to share information, resources and ideas. Thanks!
FUNDING & FINANCIAL SUPPORT
The Civic’s Artist Emergency Relief Fundhttps://www.civictheatre.ie/blog/civic-news/artist-emergency-relief-fund/
COVID – 19 Unemployment Payment:https://www.gov.ie/en/service/be74d3-covid-19-pandemic-unemployment-payment/
Professional Artists on Jobseeker’s allowance:https://www.gov.ie/en/service/b5474f-professional-artists-on-jobseekers-allowance/
Artists who do not qualify for this scheme can still apply for a wide range of Social Welfare Scheme’s and services:https://www.gov.ie/en/service/b5474f-professional-artists-on-jobseekers-allowance/
Welfare supports available from Government here:https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/eca524-covid-19-information-for-employees/
This information covers both a special unemployment benefit and an illness benefit should you be diagnosed with COVID-19 and is related to both employees and the self-employed.
This guide from jobs.ie might be of helphttps://www.jobalert.ie/blog/dept-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection-notcie-14-march-
Theatre Forum meeting and updates pagehttps://www.theatreforum.ie/forum-notice/emergency-members-meeting-response-to-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/ https://www.theatreforum.ie/forum-notice/covid-19-useful-links/
Theatre Forum’s emergency meeting live stream
Arts Council updates:http://www.artscouncil.ie/News/COVID-19-Update/
The Arts Council will honour funding commitments made to those who funded under Strategic Funding, Arts Centre Funding, Arts Grant Funding & Festival Investment Scheme Round 1.
They’re asking those companies and organisation to priorities commitments to artists.
Follow Government advice and only get information from official sources:https://twitter.com/HSELive
Scenographic e-learning tools in case you get bored!
On a lighter note, in the links below you ca find some e-learning tools that might be of interest to some and that have become free during this time!
World Stage Design published a few links on their Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/wsd2021/posts/149574476534594
Magnum has compiled a list with every free event, technology training class, tutorial and workshop being offered during COVID-19http://www.magnumco.com/learning/every-free-event-technology-training-class-tutorial-and-workshop-being-offered-during-covid-19-updating/
Finally, most members have been issued with invoices for membership fees 2020. Please do not feel under any pressure to pay this if you are not in a financially stable position to do so. Those members whose last names are in the S to Z category will be getting invoices over the next few days, in the interest of maintaining the societies normal working procedures.
Thanks and stay safe!!!
ISSSD is a member of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland