|Closing date ||17:30, Thursday 24 August 2023|
|Artform and practice(s)||Arts Centres|
|Collaborative application possible?||Yes|
This project is a partnership between the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media and the Arts Council.
Objectives and priorities of the award
The Late-Night Events (Pilot Programme) 2023 intends to further extend
and diversify the offering for late-night activity and provide opportunities
for new and exciting work, encouraging new audiences into existing cultural
facilities. It will also seek to identify and address any challenges venues may
associate with staying open late.
The pilot will:
Encourage new partnerships between local authorities, arts centres,
festivals, producers, other commercial and non-commercial venues and artists,
particularly those operating later into the evening
Support innovative and additional approaches to night-time arts
- Enhance, diversify and expand audience engagement
- Seek to identify and overcome challenges to venues and cultural spaces
associated with opening late
- Advocate for a place-based approach that will build on the existing arts
sector in each town or city
- Support any additional NTE interventions that may be in place (i.e.
pilot NTE advisors)
- Support events promoted at reasonable cost to audiences
- Support events that pay artists and creative workers fairly.
Examples of possible models:
- An arts centre establishing a series of events in conjunction with local
creatives/event organisers where an earlier event in the evening in the arts
centre is linked to a later event in another venue. The pilot runs for a set
number of weeks.
- A gallery promoting a series of visual arts/music events from 23:00
- An arts centre providing admin and overhead support to a local promoter
staging late-night music events in formal or informal venues
- A series of electronic/folk/contemporary arts events in different venues
in conjunction with the NTE adviser and local promoters.
Who can apply?
The lead partner must be an arts centre that has been in receipt of Arts
Council Art Centre Funding or Arts Grant Funding (arts centres) within the last
five years. Events may or may not take place in the arts centres: the arts
centre may be centrally involved or simply act as the administrator for the
Partners might include local promoters, local-authority night-time
advisers, and operators of pop-up venues, other arts centres, other commercial
and non-commercial venues festivals, producers and artists.
What may you apply for?
The costs of promoting and staging late-night events in any artform
(late-night events are those programmed after c. 22:00 and continue after
The application requires a full listing of costs and income, which will
be assessed for feasibility, affordability for audiences, fair fees to artists
and creative personnel, etc.
Up to €60,000 will be available for the lead arts centre for programming.
How do I apply for this?
- Download and read the guidelines available at the top right-hand corner of this page.
- Check if there is any mandatory supporting material that must accompany your application. We may provide a template for the supporting material. If so, you can download it from the supporting materials section at the top right-hand corner of this page.
- All applications must be made through the online services website. You will be able to upload a wide range of support materials in electronic format along with your application form.
- You must be registered with the online services website to make an application. If you are not already registered, we recommend you register for online services as far in advance of the deadline as possible, as it may take five days for your online services registration to be processed.
Still need help?
A listing of frequently asked questions about making an online application
A step-by-step video guide on how to download, complete and upload an application form for funding.
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