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Update 2016: Latest news about the Arts Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016
The Arts Council and Culture Ireland call for Expressions of Interest for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.
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Regularly Funded Organisations, Annual Funding and Annual Programming grant deadlines.
The closing date for the Publications/Title by Title Scheme 2016 is 5:30pm on Thursday, 10 September 2015.
The Arts Council announces deadline for Reel Art 2015
Arts Council announces Round 1 of Festivals and Events Scheme 2016
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Venue Managers –Save the date Tuesday, 8 September 2015 – Cultural Cinema benchmarking
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Visual Arts Curator Residency Scheme Deadline 5:30pm, Thursday 10th September 2015
Visual Artists' Workspace Scheme 2016
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Arts Council announces Round 1 of Festivals and Events Scheme 2016

The Arts Council announces Round 1 of the 2016 Festivals and Events Scheme (FES). The Council recognises the distinctive role arts festivals play in sustaining a vibrant arts profile at a local level.  Festivals provide opportunities for audiences and artists to experience new work and ways of making work. 

 

The objective of the scheme is to support a diverse range of arts festivals and events. While these might be expressed in a variety of forms, the scheme’s focus is firmly placed on public engagement and activities that have the arts as their core and foundation.

 

The Festivals and Events Scheme is open to multi-disciplinary festivals, single art form festivals, once-off events and concert series. There are two strands of funding available:

  • Strand 1:  Up to €10,000
  • Strand 2:  Between €10,001 and €20,000

 

All first-time applicants or those who previously received funding below the €10,000 threshold in their most recent application must apply under Strand 1 of the scheme. Those applicants who were offered €10,000 or more (up to €20,000) in their most recent application may apply to Strand 2.

 


The Festivals and Events Scheme is open to organisations promoting festivals or events with a clear artistic purpose and that will take place in the first half of the calendar year 2016. Applications for funding for festivals taking place in the second half of 2016 should apply to Round 2.

The scheme is also open to organisations running a series of events (e.g. concerts) throughout the calendar year – in other words, apply under this round for support for the full programme of events.

 

The Festivals and Events Scheme is a non-recurring competitive scheme, assessed by a peer panel.

 

The closing date for Round 1 is 24 September 2015.

All applications are assessed in a competitive context and within available resources.  Applications are assessed against the following criteria:

  1. Artistic merit and ambition
  2. Meeting the objectives and priorities of the scheme
  3. Feasibility (including financial and other support)

 

 


How do I apply?

In order to apply for the festivals and events scheme you will need to register at https://onlineservices.artscouncil.ie/Secure/Login.aspx?lang=en-ie

 

-        Click on the Sign Up button under ‘New User’ (if you are not already registered)

-        Choose to register as ‘organisation/group’ and select ‘Next’.

-        Fill in the required details and click ‘Register’.

-        You will shortly receive an email giving you password details to log in.

When you’ve received your email and logged in to the online site you will be able to download an application form and guidance notes for the Festivals and events scheme.

 

E-mailed, posted, faxed or late applications will not be accepted.

 

Guidelines and criteria for this scheme will be available on our website at the end of July 2015 and the window for applying will open from 25 August 2015 on our online services.

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