An Update on the Covid-19 Emergency Payment

Update on Arts Council COVID-19 Crisis Response Award
15th April 2020
Information Meeting on Covid-19 Supports for Artist and Arts Workers
16th April 2020

Further to last week’s open meeting and calls to action, the National Campaign for the Arts has been engaging with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht about the COVID-19 Emergency Payment. We are now able to let you know that the Department has agreed to handle individual queries from artists and arts workers about the payment. If you’ve been refused the payment or have a question about your eligibility you can now contact the Department directly, as follows.

  • The Department has a dedicated helpdesk for individual queries on income support. You can email the helpdesk directly, enclosing your telephone number with a short description of your question to¬† An official will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your query.

Please share this update with artists and arts workers in your network so people who need it can access this support.

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