Interesting news for all independent producers. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today announced details of funding rounds for its Sound & Vision Scheme for the period 2017-19. The BAI will run seven funding rounds over the three-year period, with an indicative allocation of €5m per round.

Funding dates 2017 - 2019:

Closing date:

BAI Decision:

9th February 2017

May 2017

6th July 2017

October 2017

1st December 2017

March/April 2018

10th May 2018

September 2018

8th November 2018 -

February/March 2019

8th May 2019

September 2019

7th November 2019

February/March 2020

In addition to today’s announcement in relation to round closing dates, the BAI has also published a revised Guide for Applicants, together with a new applications form. These documents are available on the BAI web-site here.