Local Live Performance Programming Scheme 4 – July 2022

This scheme is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Westmeath County Council is inviting applications for the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme 4 for the delivery of local, live performance events in Westmeath up to the 31st October 2022.
This project is designed to support those working in the professional arts and culture sectors by developing events that engage the service of local professional artists, musicians, technicians, producers, and other professional practitioners involved in live performances.


Applications are invited from Westmeath based professional performing artists, bands, musicians, event producers, promoters, arts and culture organisations, festivals, theatre companies or venues to develop and present work to a local live public audience before 31st October 2022.
All genres of performances are included in this scheme (music, spectacle, circus, dance, street art etc). Performances can be unplugged presentations, collaborative creatives, amplified concerts etc.
Applications demonstrating a wide diversity and/or engaging new communities will be positively considered.


All costs incurred in the development and delivery of work for local, live performance including but not limited to -

Rehearsal Costs including fees for artists, producers, technicians, rehearsal space rental.

Production Costs including sound hire, lighting hire, travel, costumes, props, insurance etc.

All costs incurred in the presentation of the new work including but not limited to –

Marketing and PR

Venue Hire

Photography/Videography/Live Streaming

Event Insurance

Health & Safety Costs

Awards will be between €3,000 and €15,000 and are inclusive of VAT and all other relevant Tax Liabilities.


Insurance costs can be included in your grant application budget.

Event Organisers - It should be noted that grant payments will not be issued without the prior submission of a Letter of Indemnity naming ‘Westmeath County Council’ (from Public Liability Insurance) which lasts for the duration of the event. Westmeath County Council accepts no responsibility and concedes no liability in respect of any accident, injury, or damage to property or person however arising regarding any incident, occurrence or claim which may take place.


Proposals are assessed on the quality and ambition of the activities and the extent to which the events achieve the aims of supporting local professional artists and providing opportunities for local audiences to experience live music.


• Acknowledgement of the support of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media on all promotional material for your event.

• On completion of the event - a final report and budget to include a submission of final invoices matching the grant aid.

• The applicant is responsible for organising, managing, and holding the event in compliance with all Government, Public Health and HSE guidelines in operation at the time of the event. This includes a Child Protection Policy if/where applicable.


Applications should be submitted by email to arts@westmeathcoco.ie with ‘LLPPS4’ in the subject column.

All enquiries in relation to this grant scheme can be addressed to arts@westmeathcoco.ie

This application process will close on Friday 29th July 2022 5pm.