The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D. has today announced a funding allocation of €96,391 for 28 events to support Small Scale Local Festivals and Summer Schools taking place around Ireland in 2021.
The scheme is designed to assist local cultural events which may not be eligible under funding criteria for larger scale events such as those supported by Fáilte Ireland, the Arts Council and similar bodies. Closing date for applications was the 23rd April 2021. Funding was allocated following a competitive applications process, with a maximum grant of €5,000 available.
Projects to be funded this year are a mix of online initiatives and 'in real life' events to be delivered to an audience in line with general public health guidance. The intention is to add to the cultural content assisted by the Department and create a cultural space relevant to both local interest and a wider community.
This list of successful applicants is below.
Speaking today, Minister Martin said:
“I am very pleased to support the Small Scale Local Festivals and Summer Schools scheme this year, with a mix of face to face and online events. Culture and arts add hugely to our lives and to our community.
These events will provide much needed cultural experiences for both audiences and practitioners. The organisations funded under this scheme have shown great resilience and adaptability in the planning of their projects.”
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Amount of proposed funding
Ballintogher Traditional Music Festival
Traditional music events to include concerts, céilithe, workshops in music, singing and dancing, artistic and cultural activities involving local primary schools.
Virtual Summer School
Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter
A festival to include the arts, literature, drama, music, storytelling and poetry with a theme based on the works of Brendan Behan.
Waterford Film Festival
15th Waterford Film Festival - Virtual Events and Arts Competitions.
Donegal Summer School of Music
Donegal Summer School of Music 2021: Connecting virtually.
A Micro Festival Celebration of Cultural Diversity in Dance, Art, Drama and Music.
Allingham Arts Association
The festival follows the traditional arts festival format with a wide variety of guests and events.
Cork City Libraries
The Best of Ballyphehane: Culturally and artistically will showcase the culture and art of the community including a broad spectrum of music, storytelling, history and arts and crafts.
Cork Craft and Design
Cork Craft & Design (CCD) is a social enterprise supporting and promoting professional craft makers working in a variety of disciplines all living and working in Cork city and county.
Kerry Writers' Museum
Listowel International Storytelling Festival 2021
Geata Arts Group
Clonakilty Samhain Festival 2021
Athenry Arts & Heritage Centre
Athenry Music. Arts. Dance (M.A.D) Festival 2021
Custom House Studios
Sculpture at Westport Quay, an outdoor festival exhibition of contemporary sculpture.
The Hunt Museum
Three Muses Sand Sculpture Festival and Summer School
Summer School celebrating 25 years of North Mayo Traditional Music and Song
SEEK Urban Arts Festival is an arts, heritage and culture festival aimed at attracting some of the world’s best outdoor muralists and urban artists to Dundalk, to help promote the town’s heritage, culturally and artistically, refocussing the area as a vibrant hub for creativity.
Drimoleague Singing Festival
A series of concerts showcasing the best of singing voices from Ireland and abroad
Yeats Society Sligo
Yeats 62nd International Summer School
Cobh Summer Swing
Providing free music, children's entertainment, food, beverage and a selection of stalls from local traders
Durras and District Community Council
‘Love Durrus’ Festival – A Public Celebration of Community and A Reawakening through our Musical and Cultural Heritage.
Athy Heritage CLG
Virtual Shackleton 2021 - pre-recorded material, live webcasts and virtual workshops
Spilt Milk Festival
A three day festival of music, film and art
Galway Fringe Festival
An annual multi-disciplinary arts festival that uses the city as its backdrop and inspiration
The Irish Heritage Military Foundation
The Speaker William Conolly Summer School 2021 – exploring Irish diversity, identity and reconciliation
Waterford Film Centre
Space Oddities: Comedy & Sci-Fi Film Festival
Teach Solais Community Development
ÓMÓS - Art and Film Festival
Ballina Fringe Festival
An annual arts festival including an outdoor circus show, a drive in film screening and online creative workshops
Lifford/Cloneigh Community Collective
Brightening Up Lifford 2021 - music festival