The Arts Council announces round one of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place between January and June 2022.
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
Selecting an appropriate band for your organisation
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.
Festival applicants that wish to apply to Band C must have been established for a minimum of five years and executed a minimum of five consecutive festival programmes.
Festival applicants that wish to apply to Band B must have been established for a minimum of two years and executed a minimum of two consecutive festival programmes.
The Festivals Investment Scheme is a non-recurring competitive scheme.
We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Festivals Investment Scheme, see Festival Investment Scheme FAQ.
Posted, e-mailed and faxed applications will not be accepted. Late applications will not be accepted.
Closing date: Thursday 22nd July 2021
Further information and detail on application process is available on the link below: