Feature Article
Welcome to the October edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Tradition Now 2019 at the National Concert Hall presented in partnership with The Arts Council
Date for the diary - Festival Conference 2020
Creative Writing Fellow position at University of Limerick in 2020
Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools: Another 150 new schools announced
Creative Schools National Celebration Events
Tender published to manage and deliver Creative Places Tuam
Grants and Awards
Festival Investment Scheme 2020 Round 2
Travel and Training Awards for festivals in 2019
News from the community
Chief Executive Officer: Dance Ireland
Creative Europe Desk
Free Creative Europe networking event during Dublin Theatre Festival
Music Moves Europe: Call for applications
European Union Youth Orchestra 2020 Auditions in IRELAND!
Festival Investment Scheme 2020 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 2020.

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 are considered low priority)

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 2020

Applications open:                          15 October 2019

Applications closing date:              14 November 2019 at 5,30pm

Decisions released:                         Mid – late January 2020

 

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 contact the festivals team at the Arts Council:

Regina O’Shea regina.oshea@artscouncil.ie 01 618 0200

Emma Keogh emma.keogh@artscouncil.ie 01 618 0200