Live Performance Support Scheme 2021 is now open for applications

In Blog by Denis Naughten

Live Performance Support Scheme 2021 is open for applications.

This new scheme builds on the very successful outcomes of the previous pilot scheme which recently provided thousands of days of employment to hundreds of musicians, actors, crew and technicians when no other opportunities were available. This enhanced scheme will provide significant job opportunities, with thousands of musicians, performers, crew and support staff benefiting from this scheme. It will also support the continued production of high quality artistic output, as was demonstrated during the pilot phase of this scheme.

The objective now is to support employment and wellbeing opportunities in the live performance sector across all genres, from new and emerging artists to the more established, and continued high quality artistic output for the general public.

Key features of the Live Performance Support Scheme include:

  • support live performances that will occur on or before 30 September 2021
  • support the creation of employment and wellbeing opportunities in the culture and creative industries and the generation of high quality artistic output
  • scheme is aimed at commercial venues, producers and promoters in the live entertainment sector (e.g. music, entertainment and theatre)
  • awards will range from €10k upwards

Applications are now invited for this scheme.

What is the Live Performance Support Scheme 2021?

The Live Performance Support Scheme 2021 has funding of €25 million and has been launched to assist commercial venues, promoters and producers to employ artists and musicians of all genres, performers, technicians and other support staff in the live performance sector.

Building on the valuable insights gained during the pilot of this scheme last year, the key aim of the Live Performance Support Scheme 2021 is to support the creation of employment and wellbeing opportunities in the live performance sector and the generation of high quality artistic output.

Full details are available at: https://www.gov.ie/en/service/ca5d7-live-performance-support-scheme-2021/