The Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016, operated by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, is now open for applications. The closing date is 12:00pm on 16 September 2016.
This new €9m capital investment scheme for arts and culture centres will run from 2016-2018 and is focused on enhancing the existing stock of arts and culture centres throughout the country.
The funding is being made available as part of the Capital Investment Framework 2016-2021. Applications are now being invited for funding under Streams 1 and 2 of the scheme as set out below:
Stream 1 will offer grants from €20,000 up to €300,000 and is aimed at refurbishment and upgrade of facilities; (funding of €4m is available under this Stream);
Stream 2 will offer grants from €300,000 up to €2m for larger enhancement/expansion/ refurbishment projects involving construction works to arts and culture facilities; (funding of €4.5m is available under this Stream);
Stream 3 will be geared towards providing grants of up to €20,000 to community / voluntary groups for community-based projects (funding of €500,000 will be available under this Stream). Applications for funding under this Stream will be invited at a later stage.
Click here for application forms and guidelines on the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016.