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€210,000 fund available to Irish musicians for instruments

€210,000 fund available to Irish musicians for instruments


It was announced today by Music Network who administer the Music Capital Scheme that €210,000 will be available to the fund this year for musicians.

The Music Capital Scheme, established by the Arts Council, supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and managed by Music Network, comprises two distinct awards that provide funding for the purchase of musical instruments to both non-professional performing groups and to professional musicians.

The Music Capital Scheme has funded 227 musicians, groups and organisations, benefitting up to 30,819 people throughout Ireland since its inception in 2008.

Last year’s fundees are here. The scheme enabled Donnacha Costello to purchase a synthesizer he used on recent work:

The scheme will open for applications on Wednesday 30th November 2016, with a deadline of 12 pm Thursday 26th January.

Music Capital Scheme Advice Clinics will be held in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick & Sligo during the week of 9th January 2017. For further details, please contact Music Network’s Programmes Administrator Sarah Cunningham at Tel 01 475 0224/ [email protected].

Here’s my How Music Works interview with Music Network’s Sharon Rollston.