New Festival Ideas Fund Announced!

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unnamedDo you have an exciting idea for a new festival or event? Will it attract overseas tourists to Ireland? Fáilte Ireland is looking for innovative ideas that have the potential to become part of Ireland’s exciting festivals and events calendar.

This new fund - “What’s the Big Idea?” - is designed to support the development of innovative ideas for new festivals and participative events that will appeal to target visitor segments and deliver on some of Ireland’s newest destination brands – Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient East and Dublin – a breath of fresh air.

Successful ideas will receive support from Fáilte Ireland (typically €5k-€10k) to explore the viability of the idea and its potential to become a reality. The award can be put towards feasibility studies, research, learning journeys and accessing expert advice. Fáilte Ireland will also be on hand to work with applicants to determine the supports they need.

Opened on the 16th of May ‘Big Ideas’ can be submitted until the closing date of 12.00pm on Tuesday 7th June.

Free Webinar

A free webinar is also scheduled at 11.00am on Thursday 26th May for anyone looking for find out more about the scheme. Register for the webinar here.

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