Funding | Arts Council Festival Investment Scheme 2019 Round 2

Applications closing date: 25 October, 5.30pm.

The Arts Council’s role is to advocate for a diverse and varied arts festival ecology and to provide a chain of funding supports that encourage: models of national and international significance and best practice, models that increase opportunities for public engagement or develop the work of an artist/artform, festival programmes engaged with, and relevant to the local community.

The purpose of the Festival Investment Scheme is to provide support for small/local festivals to deliver their festival activity. The scheme is open to multi-disciplinary festivals, single artform festivals and ‘linked events’ that take place over a number of months (e.g. a concert series).

There are three bands of funding available:

Band A: Up to €7,000
Band B: Between €7,001 and €20,000
Band C: Between €20,001 and €35,000

The Festivals Investment Scheme Round 2 is open to organisations promoting festivals with a clear artistic purpose and which take place between July and December 2019.

For more information see: artscouncil.ie/Funds/Festivals-Investment-Scheme/

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