Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
107. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if a decision will be made on an application for a traditional music festival (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26760/21]
My Department operates an annual fund for Small Scale Local Festivals and Summer Schools Scheme to promote local cultural events. Applications under the scheme for 2021 closed on 23rd April 2021. These applications are now being assessed and successful applicants will be notified shortly.
The maximum allocation available to projects under this Scheme is €5,000. The scheme is not open to projects in receipt of funding from the Arts Council or Fáilte Ireland.
In 2019 a total of €111,000 was allocated to 50 projects under this Scheme. There was a significantly reduced demand for this Scheme in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19, but 14 projects were awarded a total of €54,700 for online and COVID-compliant cultural events.