Feature Article
Welcome to the September edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Creative Production Services – A Theatre Resource-Sharing Pilot Scheme
Laureate for Irish Fiction Public Events
Danny Denton announced as Writer-in-Residence at University College Cork 2019-20.
Arts Council Confirmation: Alan Gilsenan appointed as Film Artist in Residence at UCC
Grants and Awards
Festival Investment Scheme 2020 Round 2
Last Call for Travel and Training Awards for festivals in 2019
News from the community
Call for proposals: From Access to Inclusion 2020; an Arts and Culture Summit.
Join Create and partners Crawford Art Gallery (Cork), Counterpoints Arts (London), Cork City Arts Office and Heart of Glass (St Helens) for Create’s 2019 Networking Day for Collaborative Arts.
The Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair 2020
Arts & Disability Ireland and The Kennedy Center present: From Access to Inclusion 2020, an Arts and Culture Summit from 11th – 14th May 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 open:                          October 15th 2019

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.

 

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