Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD has announced a new restart grant scheme for venues, producers and promoters that stage events in the arts and culture live performance sector.
In total, €15m will be made available under the new Live Performance Restart Grant Scheme (LPRGS).

  •  €15m for businesses operating in the arts and culture live performance sector
  • Grants of up to €100,000 will be provided for eligible businesses to underpin the sector’s recovery in 2022
  • This funding follows last year’s successful €25m Live Performance Support Scheme – this provided 53,000 days of
    employment for artists, performers and crew.

Minister Martin said:

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I have seen how important the 2021 Live Performance Support Scheme was in providing employment opportunities for businesses to engage the services of artists, musicians, technicians, producers, and other professional practitioners.

Now that Covid restrictions are behind us, I want to support operators in the sector to get back to what they do best.

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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.

The scheme will open for applications via an online portal on Tuesday March 22nd 2022 at 1pm.

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Minister Martin added:

I know how difficult the past two years has been for those operating in the live performance sector. Since the lifting of restrictions on January 22nd it has been wonderful to see so many gigs, theatre events and other live performances going
ahead.

I know that challenges remain, and this new business restart grant is designed to help the sector to recover fully, and get back to full capacity as soon as possible

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