More than 1,500 people working in Northern Ireland's creative economy will benefit from an additional £6.9m emergency funding.
The second round of the Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme follows £4.27m awarded last April.
The funds are being distributed by Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI) on behalf of the Department for Communities and in collaboration with Future Screens NI.
Individuals were able to apply for grants of up to £5,000 each or £7,500 if they had a disability.
Roísín McDonough, Chief Executive of ACNI, said: "We received applications from a footprint much broader than ACNI’s usual remit for individual artists. It also included all those working in the creative economy such as venue support staff, set designers, technicians, comedians, DJs, rappers, editors and proof-readers, among others."
“Today’s announcement of support to these individuals will provide reassurance to those facing enormous personal challenges as artists and creatives at this time."