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Ondadurto Teatro at Carlow Arts Festival, 2017
Photo: Tom Swift
Kindur: The Adventurous Life of Icelandic Sheep, Earagail Arts Festival & Clonmel Junction Festival, 2017
Photo: Image provided with permission of EAF
Museum of the Moon, Cork Midsummer Festival, 2017
Photo: Luke Jerram
Rosaleen Linehan, Woyzech in Winter, Landmark Productions & GIAF, 2017
Photo: Andrew Downes
NEON Western, Conflicted Theatre and Peter Power, Dublin Fringe Festival & Cork Midsummer Festival, 2017
Photo: Simon Lazewski
Festivals are key producers and presenters of the arts and are critical to engaging large and diverse audiences.
The Arts Council offers a wide range of financial supports across artforms and arts practices, including festivals.
The Festivals Investment Scheme is specifically designed to offer support to local/voluntary organisations to develop arts festivals.
Links to multi-disciplinary arts festivals funded by the Arts Council.
I am applying to the Festivals Investment Scheme but I can’t see it in my dropdown menu
Do I need a tax clearance certificate and/ or bank account in order to apply?
Can I apply to Arts Grant Funding and also the Festival Investment Scheme?
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Making Great Art Work - Arts Council Strategy (2016–2025)(PDF, 3.29MB, 48 pages)
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The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.