Feature Article
Welcome to the June edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Live and Digital: Festival Making in the face of COVID '19
Irish language author Áine Ní Ghlinn announced as the sixth Laureate na nÓg.
Making Tracks – Virtual Residency and Digital Tour for Musicians
Grants and Awards
European Cultural Foundation – 2nd round of European Culture of Solidary Fund announced
Festival Investment Scheme 2021 Round 1
Creative Schools
Creative Schools 2020 – Application Deadline Extended
Creative Schools Television
News from the community
Architects in Schools 2020/2021 – Open Call for Schools
Administrator Role: MUSIC GENERATION KILKENNY
The dates for Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2021 have been announced: 3rd March - 14 March 2021
Call for a Curator to curate a Gaeltacht visual art exhibition, as part of Údarás na Gaeltachta’s 40 year celebrations
Equality, Human Rights, and Diversity
Tell me what it’s like to be you: Arts Council Director Maureen Kennelly blogs
Festival Investment Scheme 2021 Round 1

The Arts Council announces the first of two rounds of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place between January and June 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 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 1 is open to organisations promoting festivals with a clear artistic purpose and which will take place between January and June 2021.

Applications open:                        June 23rd 2020

Applications closing date:           July 23rd 2020 at 5.30pm

Decisions released:                       September/October 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 6180260

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