Support to Organisations

Applications are now being accepted from Arts Festivals and Arts Venues towards the costs of programmes in 2020.

While festivals happening early in 2020 would be expected to have concrete programme details, festivals happening later in the year may not. In this event outlining your strategy and artistic policy as a festival, the means by which you intend to engage audiences, and your plans for longer-term devleopment will be more important. Festivals with complete programmes should also refer to these areas.

Arts Venues too may have concrete programmes finalised for the earlier part of the year with ony outline programmes for the latter part of the year. In these applications overall strategy and artistic policy, the strategies the venue has to engage audiences or to support the development of artists, plans for longer-term devleopment etc. will be important.


Arts Festivals Support Scheme

Closing Date - 11th November 2019

The Closing Date for the applications for support for Arts Festivals happening in 2020 is 4pm 11th November 2019.

THE ARTS FESTIVALS SUPPORT SCHEME is open to organisers of arts festivals that have a clear artistic purpose and take place in 2020. Applications will be assessed on the quality and ambition of the proposed activities, the feasibility of the events, and the extent to which the festival helps achieve one or more of Leitrim County Council’s priorities for arts development.

1.To introduce participants and audiences to new and innovative high quality programming.
2.To provide high quality opportunities for children and young people to explore and develop their creativity.
3.To contribute to the professional development of artists by providing opportunities for those artists who wish to make a career in the arts to develop their practice and make new work.

All applications should demonstrate -

1.The ambition of the festival as a whole.
2.The quality of the programme and the experience of artists/performers/tutors involved.
3.The amount, quality and innovation of opportunities to develop new audiences for the arts.
4.The knowledge and experience of the team who will manage the project.
5.How well the project is planned, budgeted, publicised.
6.How well the applicant has managed to raise income from other sources.

Once the festival/event is over, successful applicants should download the drawdown form below, complete it and return it to the Arts Office alongwith the required supporting documentation. All successful appliants should include the Leitrim County Council Arts Funding Logo in all publicity. A copy of the logo can be downloaded below.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM

DOWNLOAD GRANT DRAWDOWN FORM

DOWNLOAD LEITRIM COUNTY COUNCIL ARTS FUNDING LOGO

For further information please email ckelly@leitrimcoco.ie, or telephone 071 96 21694.

 


Arts Venue Programming Support

Closing Date - 11th November 2019

Subject to the availability of funding, Leitrim County Council offers financial assistance towards the costs of those elements of a venue’s work programme that contributes to the achievement of objectives contained in the Leitrim Arts Strategy.

In particular these objectives are -

1.To introduce audiences to new and innovative high quality programming.
2.To provide high quality opportunities for children and young people to explore and develop their creativity.
3.To contribute to the professional development of artists by providing opportunities for those artists who wish to make a career in the arts to develop their practice and make new work.

In all circumstances, activities must demonstrate the following –

-Quality and experience of artists engaged or service provided.
-Good planning.
-Clear aims and objectives.
-A need for the activity.
-A need for support.
-Overall value for money, with sound budgeting and efforts to raise income from other sources.
-Sufficient experience to manage the programme(s).

All successful appliants should include the Leitrim County Council Arts Funding Logo in all publicity. A copy of the logo can be downloaded below.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM

DOWNLOAD LEITRIM COUNTY COUNCIL ARTS FUNDING LOGO

For further information please email ckelly@leitrimcoco.ie, or telephone 071 96 21694.

 


 

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