The Arts Council announces Round 1 of the Festival Investment Scheme 2020 for festivals that commence and take place between January-June 2020.
The purpose of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) is to provide festivals with the appropriate supports to deliver quality arts experiences for audiences, to contribute to the development of artform practices, to creatively and imaginatively engage audiences, and to increase opportunities for public engagement.
The closing date for applications is: Thursday 9th May 2019 at 5.30pm
Application forms will be available through online services from Tuesday 9th April 2019.
Festivals Information Clinics
Festival Clinics will provide information on various schemes open to festivals and ways to engage with the Arts Council’s Collection. Guest speakers from resource organisations whose work supports festivals will also feature.
Clinics will take place from 1 – 4 pm in the following locations:
- 11th April Civic Theatre, Belgard Square East, Tallaght, Dublin 24
- 13th April Dance Limerick, 1-2 John’s Square, Limerick
- 26th April Everyman, 15 MacCurtain Street, Cork
Further information and a link to booking tickets will be published on the Arts Council’s festival page
Presentations will be followed by a short question and answers session.
Clinics are free and offered on a first-come first-served basis. Booking is required.
Applicants whose festivals start in June 2020 but conclude in July of 2020 should apply to this round.
Those applicants who are reapplying to the scheme and considering transferring application bands should speak with their FIS assessment team before applying.
Those organisations that run monthly or quarterly programmes or ‘linked events’ are advised to speak with the festivals team before making an application to this scheme.
Please note those in receipt of venues, partnership or Strategic Funding may not apply to the Festival Investment Scheme.