The Local Live Performance Programming Scheme (LLPPS), which was first launched by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media in mid-2021, has supported hundreds of events throughout the country through the local authorities, with over 5,500 individual artists, performers and workers having benefitted from this scheme to date, according to a statement published on Gov.ie.
In 2021, these schemes supported thousands of individuals and businesses operating in the live events sector and thousands of hours of employment for artists and crews staging events, according to the statement published on Gov.ie, which also said that in 2022 a further €5 million in funding has boosted the reopening of the entertainment sector, allowing live events to take place and local talent to perform to audiences across the country.
Statement By Minister For Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport And Media
The statement published on Gov.ie included a statement from Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin that said, "I am so glad that the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme for local authorities has been such a success. This scheme is part of a €50 million suite of supports for those working in the live entertainment sector and has provided support to so many working in the live performance sector. The scheme has helped to reinvigorate local communities and provide a welcome boost to their economies. I look forward to seeing communities enjoy the wide range of events over the month of June."
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The programme of events hosted in June courtesy of the LLPPS included open air concerts, family events, circus performances, story-telling events, local festivals, and theatre, poetry and music events, according to the statement published on Gov.ie.
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