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Festival Investment Scheme 2021 Round 2
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Festival Investment Scheme 2021 Round 2

The Arts Council announces the second of two rounds of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place between July and December 2021.

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 festivals to deliver their festival activity. The scheme is open to multi-disciplinary festivals and single artform festivals.  

Please Note

  • that linked events, such as quarterly music recitals or monthly literature platforms will NOT be prioritsed for funding)
  • All applications should be based on the best public-health advice and guidance available at the time of making your application
  • All applications are required to provide contingency plans in relation to their festival planning.

 

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 will take place between July and December 2021.

Applications open:                        October 14th 2020

Applications closing date:           November 12th 2020 at 5.30pm

Decisions announced:                  February 2021

 

The Festivals Investment Scheme is a non-recurring competitive scheme.

All applications must be made through the Arts Council Online Services site here.

 

For further information please view the FIS Frequently Asked Questions Section here

or contact the festivals team at the Arts Council:

Regina O’Shea: regina.oshea@artscouncil.ie, 01 6180260

Adrian Colwell: adrian.colwell@artscouncil.ie, 01 6180284