Festivals Investment Scheme

Festivals Investment Scheme

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 5.30pm

The Arts Council has announcesd a single round of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place in 2018.

The Council recognises the distinctive role arts festivals play in sustaining a vibrant and sustainable arts profile at a local level. Festivals provide opportunities for artists and audiences to experience new work and ways of making work. The Council acknowledges the valuable contribution made by voluntary committees in developing these festivals. The scheme will be open to multi-disciplinary festivals, single artform festivals and ‘linked events’ that take place throughout the calendar year over a number of months (e.g. a concert series).

There are three bands of funding available:

Band A: Up to €5,000
Band B: Between €5,001 and €20,000
Band C: Between €20,001 and €35,000

The Festivals Investment Scheme is open to organisations promoting festivals with a clear artistic purpose and which will take place in the calendar year 2018.

This scheme will be open for applications from 26 September.


Published on 19 September 2017

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