Closing date for applications: Friday 26 May 2017, 5pm
Festivals and Events play a distinctive role in developing vibrant and sustainable cities and creating environments where people want to live, work and socialise. They offer important opportunities for residents, visitors and performers to interact in what is often a celebratory or commemorative context. They are important key drivers of economic and tourism growth providing incentive for people to meet, gather and engage in new and interesting ways. That context can be shaped by elements such as the locality, a sense of community and the commitment of those who organise the event, and, of course, by the energy, talent and vision underpinning the activities that are presented.
The Limerick Metropolitan GMA Festivals and Events Grant Scheme is the result of a strategic decision by the elected officials of the Metropolitan District to allocate €100,000 to provide a competitive scheme that offers funding under two strands:
Strand 1 - to support the research and development of concepts for new festivals/events.
Strand 2 - to build capacity around the delivery of existing festivals/events.
Note this grant scheme applies only to Festivals and Events taking place within the Metropolitan District of Limerick.
Funding Amounts Available:
Strand 1: Maximum €10,000
Strand 2: Unlimited
The two strands of funding identified have different objectives in achieving their aims.
Strand 1: The objective of Strand 1 of the Limerick Metropolitan District GMA Festivals and Events Grant Scheme is to support the professional research and development of concepts for new festivals and events in the Metropolitan District of Limerick. By providing grant aid to research and develop festival and event concepts and ideas through professional research and feasibility studies we want to encourage new, innovative and sustainable festivals and events which from inception bring economic, social, and cultural value to the city.
Strand 2: The objective of Strand 2 of the Limerick Metropolitan District GMA Festivals and Events Grant scheme is to support existing festivals and events with a proven track record in the engagement of audiences, delivery of high quality programmes, attraction of tourism and which have developed mature and beneficial stakeholder partnerships. The aim of this support is to encourage the growth of festivals/events in areas identified as requiring further investment and development.
Please read full Application Guidelines below.
Limerick Arts Office, Culture House, 2 Pery Square, Limerick.
Phone: 061 525031