Impact of Covid-19 on Individual Artists and Creative Freelancers in NI

Closed 22 Jul 2020

Opened 7 Jul 2020


The Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI) is the development and funding agency for the Arts in Northern Ireland. We distribute public money and National Lottery funds to develop and deliver a wide variety of arts projects, events and initiatives across Northern Ireland.

In July 2020, the Department for Communities announced a £4 million lifeline for the arts sector in Northern Ireland. An additional £33 million has subsequently been allocated to the NI Executive through the UK Government’s £1.57 billion rescue package for the UK’s arts, culture and heritage sectors.

The information gathered by this survey will inform ACNI about the impact of COVID-19 on Northern Ireland’s individual artists, practitioners and creative freelancers and will help us to determine where financial support is most urgently required.

Privacy Note

ACNI will hold personal data in line with their privacy statement:

All the information you provide will be treated in strict confidence and will not be used to identify you personally. The analysis will be carried out on an anonymous basis under the guidelines of the GDPR.

Anonymised comments may be published our website and anonymised information will be shared with the University of Ulster to assist the analysis.

This survey should take 10-15 minutes.


  • All stakeholders


  • NI