The Civic Theatre in Tallaght is giving grants to people across the cultural sector who have lost work due to the Covid-19 crisis - you can make a donation to the Artist Emergency Relief Fund here. 

In the coming days, the recipients of Artist Emergency Relief Fund grants will explain, in their own words, what they do and exactly why the grant scheme offers essential support for the nation's artists.

Today, meet sound artist and filmmaker Vicky Langan...


Half a year's worth of gigs, concerts, residencies and commissions have been cancelled or indefinitely postponed, leaving me stuck in the red.

The Civic’s Artist Emergency Relief Grant pulled me out of a negative bank balance yesterday. Making ends meet will no doubt be difficult, but this gesture has helped me feel like I’m on more steady ground. I’m on a register of volunteer childcare workers for frontline healthcare staff at CUH, and have put myself forward for both the HSE and Crisis Cover recruitment drives.

I’m not interested in creative productivity right now. I’m just keen to support the services and workers who are under strain, however I can. Thanks to all at the Civic for your help. If anyone's in a position to get behind their drive, please do. A small hand up could mean the world to so many right now.

Find out more about the Artist Emergency Relief Fund here.