Arts Council Announces €925k for Music and Arts Festivals

Dinny Delaney (1841–1919) – The Dinny Delaney Festival of Uilleann Pipers, which celebrates the Ballinasloe piper, has been funded for the first time by the Arts Council.

Arts Council Announces €925k for Music and Arts Festivals

59 festivals have been funded across 16 counties.

The Arts Council has announced funding of €924,989 for music and arts festivals taking place between January and June 2022.

The Council received 73 applications for Round 1 of the Festival Investment Scheme of which 59 festivals have been funded across 16 counties. The average grant has risen by 9% on the previous year  to €15,677.

The funding amounts range from €2,500 to €35,000 and among the music festival recipients are the Dinny Delaney Festival of Uilleann Pipers (funded for the first time by the Council), Open Ear, the Dublin International Chamber Music Festival, Féile Nasc, Féile Róise Rua and Ortús Festival.

Round 2 of the Festival Investment Scheme, for festivals taking place between July and December 2022, will open for applications on 19 October 2021. The deadline is 18 November at 5.30pm.

For the full list of recipients, see below. For more, visit www.artscouncil.ie

Results of Round 1 of the Festival Investment Scheme 
Alliance Francaise     
€6,000.00

Ballydehob Jazz Festival     
€19,945.00

Birr Festival of Music and Voice     
€20,000.00

Blood in the Alley Productions     
€34,856.11

Carrickmacross Comhaltas     
€5,300.00

Catalyst Film Festival     
€3,500.00

Ceol na gCruach     
€6,650.00

Claremorris Folk Festival     
€2,500.00

Classics Now     
€7,000.00

Cobh Carillon Committee     
€5,000.00

Coiste Cruinniú na bhFliúit
€9,720.00

Consairtin
€15,650.00

Cork World Book Festival
€20,000.00

Dance2Connect
€18,240.00

Drogheda Arts Festival
€20,000.00

East Asia Film Festival
€20,000.00

Ennis Book Club Festival
€35,000.00

Fastnet Short Film Festival
€20,000.00

Féile Chois Cuain
€7,000.00

Féile na Bealtaine
€32,700.00

Féile na Tána
€9,881.00

Féile Nasc
€16,000.00

Féile Róise Rua
€19,996.00

Festival of Writing & Ideas
€28,500.00

First Cut! Youth Film Project
€34,700.00

First Fortnight
€35,000.00

Galway Early Music
€19,000.00

Galway Theatre Festival
€35,000.00

Grasshoppers Early Years Festival
€4,923.00

Dublin International Chamber Music Festival 
€35,000.00

Iniscealtra Arts Festival
€13,900.00

Inishbofin Community Services Programme
€8,450.00

Inishowen Traditional Music Project
€12,000.00

Killaloe Chamber Music Festival
€18,000.00

Limerick Literary Festival in Honour of Kate O’Brien
€14,000.00

Lismore Castle Arts
€18,000.00

Live Collision Festival
€35,000.00

Moth and Butterfly
€7,000.00

Mother Tongues
€20,000.00

Music Generation Clare
€7,000.00

Now and Then Media Ltd
€7,000.00

Nyah Festival
€13,820.00

Oidhreacht an Chláir
€16,719.00

Open Ear
€14,433.20

Oranmore Arts Festival
€11,205.00

Ortús Festival
€16,220.80

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh
€20,000.00

Sean-Nós Cois Life
€7,000.00

Spike
€10,560.00

The Ballincollig Winter Music Festival
€10,000.00

The Dinny Delaney Festival of Uilleann Pipers
€5,220.00

The Leitrim Dance Project
€14,400.00

Tionól Nioclás Tóibín
€7,000.00

Tullamore Tradfest
€3,000.00

University Concert Hall Limerick
€14,000.00

Waterford International Organ Festival
€3,000.00

West Wicklow Festival
€35,000.00

Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival
€3,000.00

Wicklow Screendance Laboratory
€13,000.00

Published on 7 October 2021

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