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    National Festivals and Events Programme for 2018 Open

    National Festivals and Events Programme for 2018 Open

    Opening and Closing Dates

    Fáilte Ireland's National Festivals and Participative Events Programme 2018 will open at 12.00 noon on Wednesday the 6th September and will close at 12.00 noon on Friday 6th October 2017. 

    Who is it aimed at?

    This programme is aimed at supporting large  festivals and participative events which offer brilliant visitor experiences which in turn motivate additional overseas tourists to Ireland. Fáilte Ireland's focus is to support large festivals and participative events in the short and medium term while reducing their reliance on public sector funding. We have invested approximately €2.3 million in 33 festivals and participative events around Ireland in 2017. Priority will be given to festivals and participative events that  demonstrate a strong focus on their international sales activities and programming.

    Programme Guidelines

    Applicants should familiarise themselves with the Programme Guidelines which outline the purpose of the programme, the qualifying conditions, the minimum eligibility thresholds along with the evaluation criteria.

    New Application Process for 2018

    Applications for the 2018 Programme must be made through a new online form which will be available through Fáilte Ireland’s Trade Portal.  You will receive an email on the 6th September with a link to the Trade Portal so you can commence your application.

    If you are not a Portal user already, Please click here to register

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