The Arts Council Announce Festivals Investment Scheme Information Clinic

The Arts Council have announced a clinic for applicants to the Festival Investment Scheme Round 1 2025. This round of funding is for festivals taking place between January and June 2025.

Returning applicants to the scheme should attend the clinic which will set out changes to both the application form and applicant guidance. There will also be opportunity for the clinic participants to ask questions. New applicants to the Festival Investment Scheme are also recommended to attend.

The purpose of the Festival Investment Scheme 2025 is to provide support for multi disciplinary and single art form festivals to deliver festival activity.

There are two rounds to the Festival Investment Scheme, these open to organisations promoting festivals with a clear artistic purpose and which will take place between January to June 2025 (Round 1) and July to December 2025 (Round 2)

Clinics will take place on Thursday, 16 May 2024 at 11:30am – 1pm via Zoom.

Learn more and register here.

You will receive an email with a link to the meeting an hour before the meeting will commence.

If you have further inquiries please email

Registration will close at 10:30am on Thursday, 16 May for the information session.

Applications for the Festivals Investment Scheme close on 17:30 on Thursday, 30 May 2024.