COVID-19

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 Fund 

https://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 help

https://www.jobalert.ie/blog/dept-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection-notcie-14-march-

Theatre Forum meeting and updates page

https://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
https://twitter.com/hpscireland
https://twitter.com/WHO
https://twitter.com/merrionstreet
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus

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 page

https://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-19

http://www.magnumco.com/learning/every-free-event-technology-training-class-tutorial-and-workshop-being-offered-during-covid-19-updating/


MEMBERSHIP 

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 committee

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