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Factsheet for measure IE-2021-52/2169 – measures in Ireland
|Country||Ireland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 20 December 2021 – 19 January 2022|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Support for spending, stimulus packages
|Author||Roisin Farelly (IRN Publishing) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||13 January 2022 (updated 03 February 2022)|
Following the introduction of restrictions on indoor venues which resulted in the closure of nightclubs and the imposition of 50% capacity limits on venues, the Government announced an additional financial support package for the live performance sector.
The funding builds on the “success and exceptional demand” for the previous Live Performance Support Scheme 2021.
The €20 million Live Performance Support Scheme 3 (LPSS3) is designed to support live performances planned for December 2021 and January 2022 which have been cancelled, curtailed or rescheduled due to the new restrictions. In these cases, up to 100% of eligible production costs will be funded.
Under the Live Performance Support Scheme 2 (LPSS2), €5 million have been allocated for the seasonal musical theatre and pantomime scheme.
The aims of these support schemes are to:
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation||R90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities|
|R93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities|
|Occupation (ISCO level 2)|
|Legal, social, cultural and related associate professionals|
|Legal, social and cultural professionals|
Eurofound (2022), Additional funding announced to support live performance sector, measure IE-2021-52/2169 (measures in Ireland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/IE-2021-52_2169.html
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