Senator Fiona O’Loughlin welcomes €15 million to help restart music businesses in new funding round

Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has welcomed the announcement by her government colleagues of €15 million of a new restart grant scheme for venues, producers and promoters that stage events in the arts and culture live performance sector.  This funding follows last year’s successful €25m Live Performance Support Scheme – this provided 53,000 days of employment for artists, performers and crew.

Senator O’Loughlin said “I am pleased to see this funding being made available. Supporting our arts and music sectors is so important. The live entertainment sector was particularly devastated by the covid pandemic, so funding such as this is vitally important.”

“The scheme aims to help the recovery of the live performance sector by providing business restart grants to companies/venues/producers and promoters in the arts and culture live performance sector. Grants of up to €100,000 will be provided.”

Fiona concluded by saying “The scheme will open for applications via an online portal on Tuesday March 22nd at 1pm. This funding will be pivotal in supporting our live entertainment sector back to full capacity.”

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