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€50m live entertainment industry package

After much lobbying over the weekend and the early part of this week, a €50m package of supports has been announced by government. They include;

✅ €5m for the seasonal musical theatre and pantomime scheme (LPSS 2), funding will increase from €2m to €5m and the turnover requirement is being reduced to €100,000 from €300,000 with applications being accepted until the end of January 2022. This scheme is now open for applications;

✅ €20m for another strand (LPSS 3), specifically to support performances in December and January which may need to be cancelled, curtailed or rescheduled. This scheme will open for applications on Friday December 17th. Venues, including nightclubs that stage live performances, Producers and Promoters can apply for up to 50% of their eligible costs;

✅ A minimum of €14m for another strand (LPSS 4), to support performances being staged from February 2022 to June 2022. This scheme will open in January 2022.

✅ €5m for Local Authorities to support local artists and performances through the LLPSS (Local Live Performance Support Scheme). This will include funding for community and local pantomimes;

✅ €5m to continue the capital supports scheme (CECGS) to venues, including for ventilation upgrades and other Covid adaptations;

✅ €1m for the St. Patrick's Festival 2022.


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