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/