BAI announces funding of €611k through Sectoral Learning & Development and Sponsorship programmes
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (07.02.18) announced details of its 2018 funding allocation under its Sectoral Learning & Development and Sponsorship funding initiatives.
Funding of €610,800 has been approved by the BAI to support a range of initiatives, further details of which are outlined below.
Sectoral Learning and Development
For 2018, the BAI has allocated €467,800 to its sectoral learning and development initiative. A total of €355,300 will be allocated to 16 industry and representative organisations under the network funding strand of the programme. Successful groups include CRAOL (the representative body for community radio); Learning Waves (the training organisation for commercial radio broadcasters); Women on Air; the Community Television Association; Aerthonnta and the Writers’ Guild of Ireland.
Other sectoral learning and development initiatives for 2018 will include the Community Broadcasting Support Scheme; the Media Research Funding Scheme; gender initiatives and innovation schemes.
Funding of €143,000 has been recommended for 20 events and activities under the BAI’s Sponsorship Scheme out of a total of 35 applications. New funding recipients in 2018 include access>CINEMA; Harp Productions: Oireachtas Media Awards and the Summit on Women in the International Film Industry.
Commenting, BAI Chief Executive, Michael O’Keeffe said: “Through our sectoral learning and development programme, we have created innovative and strategic alliances and promoted a culture of learning and development in the broadcasting sector. Aligned to the BAI’s strategic objectives, each funding award announced today helps to enhance the profile of the Authority and to raise awareness of what we aim to achieve under our Statement of Strategy 2017-2019.”
More information on the funding initiatives can be found here.
CONTACT: Joanne Ahern / Tony Heffernan, DHR Communications, Tel: 01-4200580 / 087-9881837 / 087-2399508
List of Sectoral Learning and Development Funding Recipients
Animation Skillnet and Animation Ireland
Community Television Association (CTA)
Creative Europe Desk Ireland – Media Office
Creative Europe Desk Ireland – Media Office Galway
Galway Film Centre
Irish Hospital Radio Network (IHRN)
Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (SDGI)
Screen Producers Ireland (SPI)
Women in Film and Television
Women on Air
Writers’ Guild of Ireland (WGI)
Other Learning and Development Activities
Community Broadcasting Support Scheme
Media Research Funding Scheme
Innovation Scheme: Big Stories on the Small Screen
Innovation Scheme: Television Production Training Scheme (Gréasán na Meán)
Temporary Radio Services Support Scheme
Support for Community Broadcasting Services
List of Sponsorship Funding Recipients
Animation Dingle Film Festival
Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADIFF)
Celtic Media Festival
Choice Music Prize
Cleraun Media Conference
Fingal Film Festival
Fresh Film Festival
Galway Film Centre
Galway Film Fair at the Galway Film Fleadh
Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival
Hearsay International Audio Festival
IMRO Radio Awards
Oireachtas Media Awards
The Radharc Awards
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Summit on Women in the International Film Industry (Writers Guild of Ireland)
The National Student Media Awards
Tinpot Productions Transmission