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Local Live Performance Programming Scheme

Local Live Performance Programming Scheme

Galway City Council announces outdoor performance opportunities for Galway City based musicians, artists and performers.

Galway City Council invites professional musicians, performers and artists living or working in Galway City to apply to perform outdoors in the City under the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme. The scheme will be coordinated and curated by Culture Works. This scheme is funded by The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

The aim of this scheme is to facilitate the programming of outdoor live performances in 2021. Performances will take place in a selection of outdoor public spaces throughout Galway City.

Criteria & Guidelines:

Small scale performances, happenings, interventions and unplugged presentations through to amplified performances will be considered. Each performance will be approximately 30-45 minutes. Applicants should note where an outdoor set-up is required it will be simple and will suit a performer/ group with straightforward mic’ing requirements (i.e. no monitors or additional effects). Performers will be responsible for loading in and handling their own instruments/equipment. 

The proposal may be for multiple or single events. However, it is envisaged in the majority of cases that selected performers will be offered one performance.

The indicative payment range per performance will be between €250 and €600 for individual performers and €500 and €1,200 for groups.  If your group consists of more than four performers, you may be eligible for up to €2,000 (please specify in your application)

The final programme will be agreed upon in partnership with Culture Works and Galway City Council: please note that feedback on applications will not be offered.

The closing date for applications is August 25, 17.00. For further information please contact:, in the subject line please use Galway City Local Live Performance Programming Scheme.


  • The scheme is open to professional performers, artists and musicians only.
  • All genres of performance are invited to apply (music, dance, circus, spectacle, street art, performance art).
  • Performers / Musicians/Artists must live in or work in Galway City.
  • Activities will be scheduled in various outdoor locations on weekends in the period of September to October 2021 and some flexibility around dates may be required. Final dates for events is October 31st 2021
  • All applicants agree to abide by health and safety requirements and Covid regulations
  • Preference will be given to proposed activities that are specifically suitable for a broad audiences and families

Please note that applications must be made online - 

For further information please contact:, in the subject line please use Galway City Local Live Performance Programming Scheme.

All information provided for this application will be held in line with Galway City Council’s data protection policy. Information supplied in the application will only be used by Galway City Council and Culture Works for the purposes of administering and managing this particular Scheme. By submitting an application, the applicant agrees to allow Culture Works to submit the details to Galway City Council for the sole purpose of selecting the final programme for the Local Live Performance Programme. You may withdraw your consent to the retention of the information relating to your application at any point by sending an email to with the subject line Galway City Local Live Performance Programming Scheme.