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The 58 recipients of the €5 million Live Performance Support Scheme have been announced

By Rory Cashin

November 3, 2020 at 2:16pm


The grants to venues, promoters and producers range from €10,000 to €400,000.

A total of 58 recipient have been announced to be part of the €5 million Live Performance Support Scheme, created to assist commercial venues, producers and promoters to plan live performances across the country over the coming months.

Catherine Martin TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, said the following about the scheme and the announced recipients:

"I am very conscious of the unprecedented nature of the challenge facing the live performance sector, not least from a financial point of view and accordingly I’m very pleased to announce this funding allocation which I’m sure will greatly assist in the employment of performers, artists, technicians, creative and performance support staff across the sector.

"I was also delighted to recently announce €50 million in support for the sector in Budget 2021 – which will encompass a range of supports for live entertainment events to take place in venues next year across the country, and other measures to support music, and a new grant scheme for equipment.

"This scheme, designed after consultation with the sector, helps to de-risk the costs of running productions that may be postponed, cancelled or curtailed due to restrictions to safeguard public health. The live events sector was one of the first to close and I want to ensure that it will be supported and there once again for musicians, artists and performers."

Some of the larger recipients include:

  • Aiken Promotions (€400,000)
  • Gleneagle Hotel Killarney (€400,000)
  • Olympia Theatre (€300,000)
  • Cherrycool - Castlepalooza (€200,000)
  • Body & Soul Festival (€100,000)
  • The Cat Laugh’s Festival (€100,000)
  • Pod Festivals - All Together Now (€90,000)
  • The Workman’s Club (€57,760)
  • Róisín Dubh (€57,760)

The full list of recipients can be found here.

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