Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Ceisteanna (20)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

20. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the position with regard to the funding of a festival (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16755/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Culture)

My Department has not been formally approached by the Lughnasa FrielFest in the context of the provision of funding. However, my Department operates a Small Festivals and Summer Schools Scheme which is currently open for applications at https://www.chg.gov.ie/arts/culture/grants-and-funding/small-scale-local-festivals-summer-schools/. The maximum funding available under the Scheme is €5,000 and the closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 19th April.

The Scheme is designed to support local cultural festivals and summer schools which are not in receipt of other central Government monies and which may not be eligible under funding criteria for larger scale events supported by Fáilte Ireland, the Arts Council and similar bodies.

The Festivals Investment Scheme operated by the Arts Council is also currently open for applications for events that will take place between January and June 2020. These applications close on Thursday 9th May and details may be found at http://www.artscouncil.ie/Funds/Festivals-Investment-Scheme/.