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The Catalan government recently announced a new subsidy of €3 million for venue operators in the region. The fund will help operators mitigate the financial impact of the Covid-19 restrictions implemented during the first half of 2021.

This is the second subsidy of its kind and is almost double the initial €1,800,000 aid for venue operators. In the new round of funding, the maximum limit of aid that operators can receive is increased to €350,000.

In order to be eligible, venue operators must prove a minimum expenditure of €4,000, as well as programming that includes at least 24 paid concerts between 14 March 2019 and 14 March 2020.

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“The Catalan government has also announced an €800,000 subsidy for the programming of live music events.”

Grants will vary depending on the capacity of the venue:

– Rooms with a capacity of up to 400 people: 70% of the declared expense.
– Rooms with a capacity between 401 and 1,500 people: 75% of the declared expense.
– Rooms with a capacity of more than 1,500 people: 80% of the declared expense.

The funding, which applies to festivals, concert series and venue operators, can be used for all projects developed from 1 June 2020 that have ended between 1 October 2020 and 30 September 2021.

Festivals and concert series must have included a minimum of four concerts in Catalonia in order to be eligible. Venue operators must have hosted a minimum of 20 concerts with paid admission in order to apply. Applicants may receive up to €45,000.

Article by IQ Magazine