The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media has allocated €5 million to the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme (LLPPS) to boost the local entertainment sector. This will help local authorities provide live performance opportunities for artists nationwide.
More than 5,500 individual artists, performers and workers have benefitted from this scheme since its launch mid-2021. This year, a further €5 million in funding has boosted the reopening of the entertainment sector, allowing live events to take place and local talent to perform to audiences across the country.
Minister Catherine Martin said: “I am so glad that the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme for local authorities has been such a success. This scheme is part of a €50 million suite of supports for those working in the live entertainment sector. It has helped to reinvigorate local communities and provide a welcome boost to their economies. I look forward to seeing communities enjoy the wide range of events over the month of June.”
An exciting programme of events being hosted this month courtesy of the LLPPS features open air concerts, family events, circus performances, story-telling events, local festivals, and theatre, poetry and music events. Check your local authority’s webpages and social media for further details of more events in your area.