The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has issued a call for applications under its Funding Scheme for the Archiving of Programme Material.
The Archiving Scheme has been designed to provide funding support for the development of an archiving culture in the Irish broadcasting sector, contributing to the preservation of Ireland’s broadcasting heritage. It is funded through a percentage of the Broadcasting Fund.
This is the second round of the Archiving Scheme, which is seeking high quality proposals for the archiving of programme material, enabling the preservation of a historic record of Irish culture, heritage and experience. The first round of the Scheme saw the award of funding totalling €1.5m to seven successful applicants.
Similar to the first round of the Scheme, there is a particular focus in the current round on the safeguarding of historic material, which is under threat, either through its fragile physical condition or its existence on a soon to be obsolete format. The funding amount available to support applications in this round is €2.8m.
The Archiving Scheme is open to a range of individuals and institutions including broadcasters, advertisers, persons/institutions in possession of relevant material, persons/institutions capable of carrying out work on archiving material considered to be of value to the State, and persons/institutions capable of furthering the Archiving Scheme’s objectives.