Festivals Investment Scheme

Festivals Investment Scheme

Saturday, 23 Nov 2024

12:00am – 12:00am

Closing Date for Applications to Round One: 5.30pm Thursday 30th May
Provisional Closing Date for Round Two applications in late November
The Arts Council has announced round two of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals that commence between 1st of July 2024 and 31st of December 2024.

The Arts Council acknowledges the diversity of festival operating models and the rich variety of artform-practice areas presented by festivals and their critical role in broadening public access to the arts. The Council also acknowledges the valuable contribution made by voluntary committees in developing these festivals.

In this regard the Arts Council welcomes applications from organisations (voluntary and professional) operating annual, biennial or triennial festival programmes and supports both multi-disciplinary arts festivals as well as those in a single artform discipline through this award.

The Festivals Investment Scheme is a competitive scheme that offers funding to support the staging of festivals on a non-recurring basis.

It is important to note that funding under this programme is offered on a once-off basis. Therefore, those offered awards in previous funding rounds of the Festival Investment Scheme should not assume that funding will be provided.

There are three bands of funding available:

  • Band A – For awards up to €10,000
  • Band B – For awards of €10,001–€25,000
  • Band C – For awards of €25,001–€45,000
Click HERE to find out more and Apply

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