The Festivals Investment Scheme is specifically focused on strategic investment for small festivals and providing opportunities for their capacity building. Aligned to the Arts Council’s Making Great Art Work strategy, the new scheme launched in October 2017 with an increased budget commitment of €1.4million
Leitrim Dance Project. The Dock Arts Centre, Leitrim. 2018 (Photo: Brian Farrell)
Support to small festivals
The Festivals Investment Scheme is designed to offer support in the way of grants up to €35,000 to small/mid scale festivals across all artforms and arts practices. The application process also assists festivals with their advanced and strategic planning.
In 2017, 155 small festivals in every county in Ireland were supported with grants under the scheme.
Full information on the Festivals Investment Scheme is available in the Funding section of the website.