The Arts Council announces the first of two rounds of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place between January and June 2021.
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 1 is open to organisations promoting festivals with a clear artistic purpose and which will take place between January and June 2021.
Applications open: June 23rd 2020
Applications closing date: July 23rd 2020 at 5.30pm
Decisions released: September/October 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 01 6180260
Adrian Colwell: email@example.com, 01 6180284