Up to €4.5m funding available for independent audiovisual producers, TV stations, public service radio and independent audio producers
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is now accepting applications for funding under Round 37 of the Sound & Vision 4 Scheme. Up to €4.5m in funding is available under the round, which was announced in July. This round is open to independent audiovisual producers, commercial, community and public service television stations, public service radio and independent audio producers.
Commenting, chief executive of the BAI, Michael O’Keeffe said: “Some €2m of the funding available under this round was provided as part of the Government’s COVID-19 Jobs Stimulus plan and we would like to once again thank Minister Catherine Martin and the Government for recognising and supporting the ongoing needs of the sector, which plays such an important role in Irish life. We hope that this funding will go some way to mitigate the financial impact COVID-19 has had on the broadcasting, audio and audiovisual sectors and we look forward to seeing the creative and innovative applications that ensue.”
This is the third initiative to be announced by the BAI this year under the Sound and Vision 4 Scheme, making more than €7m in funding available to radio and TV broadcasters and independent producers across the country. In addition, the BAI awarded €7.02m in funding to 126 radio and television projects under the final round of the Sound & Vision 3 Scheme in April.
Guidelines and the application form for Round 37 of the Sound & Vision 4 Scheme are now available here. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday, 7th October 2020.
Media queries: Thelma Harris, DHR Communications, 083-0517622
All other queries: BAI, 01-6441200.