As an artists’ organisation the RHA is acutely aware of the difficulties that visual artists are experiencing in the current crisis.
Opportunities for earning income from sales, teaching or casual employment have all but gone. Artists, who we as a society hold dear, need some help and this fund, while it won't replace an income, may lift a worry or anxiety about a bill, a rent payment, the cost of materials, even a grocery shop.
The RHA has sought permission to apply funds from a designated bequest to creating a micro-grant initiative for artists in need. This permission has been granted with a pledge of €10,000 to create one third of the fund of €30,000, to enable the giving of small grants to artists in need. A simple email outlining a particular need will be responded to without undo administration. Grants of €150 to €1,000 can be applied for.
Will you make a donation to support the Really Helping Artists fund?
We’re asking you, the Irish public to help make this happen. Donations of any amount are welcome.
The fund will be open to donations from May 15th to June 15th 2020 with applications open on June 16th 2020. These crucial gifts will be distributed in July and August of 2020.
Artists have given so much to us during this period of lockdown by offering us company in so many ways, so lets all help out a friend in need.
Thank you for your support!
If you are an artist and would like more information about applying for a micro-grant please visit the RHA Gallery website for further details
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