Culture Ireland has joined forces with FACEBOOK Ireland to launch a new funding scheme in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Ireland Performs will enable Irish artists to produce live presentations of their work on online platforms. The scheme is available for an initial period from 3 April 2020 for four weeks.
Funding of €100,000 is being made available on a match funded basis by FACEBOOK Ireland and Culture Ireland, a division of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. All successful artists will be awarded €1,000. The scheme is managed by Culture Ireland in conjunction with First Music Contact and Poetry Ireland in association with RTÉ.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and while the scheme is open to all, special consideration will be given to artists whose work was scheduled for public presentation internationally or in Ireland and has been cancelled owing to the crisis.
Artists will be streamed through FACEBOOK Live and other social media platforms using the hashtag #IrelandPerforms and distributed as widely as possible through Instagram and Facebook Pages, including those of Culture Ireland, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, First Music Contact and Poetry Ireland.
Full details of the scheme are available here.
Ireland Performs is presented by FACEBOOK Ireland and Culture Ireland, Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and delivered in partnership with First Music Contact and Poetry Ireland and in association with RTÉ.