Feature Article
Welcome to the November edition of our Newsletter
News this month
RAISE – the Arts Council’s flagship private investment capacity building programme.
Minister Madigan announces new scheme to enhance arts and culture centres nationwide
Change Makers Conference: The transformative power of festivals, 14th February 2020
Irish-Language Writer-in-Residence position at Dublin City University in 2020
Grants and Awards
Deadline: Bursary Awards, Thursday, 30 January, 2020
Countess Constance de Markievicz Award
Travel and Training Award 2020
Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2019: Collaborative Arts and Theatre
Festival Investment Scheme 2020 Round 2
New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closing Dates announced
News from the community
Call for proposals: From Access to Inclusion 2020
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 closing date:             November 14th 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.

Guidelines for the scheme can be found here

 

For further information please contact the festivals team at the Arts Council:

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