Festivals Investment Scheme
The Arts Council announces round one of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place between January and June 2021.
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 and single artform festivals.
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 banding structure of funding available matches the different developmental stages of festival practice. Band A for smaller festivals, new festival ideas, Band B for small to mid scale festivals seeking to build capacity, Band C for festivals strategically driven with a commitment to artistic leadership.
See link below for further details.