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Minister For Tourism Announces €15m 'Business Restart' Grant Scheme For Live Performance Sector

By Dave Simpson

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.

Details

In total, €15 million will be made available under the new Live Performance Restart Grant Scheme (LPRGS).

Statement By Minister Martin

Minister Martin stated, "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.

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

Additonal Details

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 22 March at 1pm.

Additional Statement By Minister Martin

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."

Guidelines

Guidelines for the new scheme are available at Gov.ie/en/publication/d1d0c-live-performance-restart-grant-scheme-lprgs-guidelines/.

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