The deadline for receipt of applications is 2pm, Thursday 21st March 2019.
The Music Capital Scheme, supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and managed by Music Network, provides funding for the purchase of musical instruments to both non-professional performing groups/ensembles and individual professional performing musicians.
The scheme has two awards: (1) Non-Professional Performing Groups, and (2) Individual Professional Performing Musicians. There is €163,400 available under award 1 and €82,000 for award 2. Applications are open since 14 February and the deadline is 2pm on Thursday 21 March 2019.
Music Capital Scheme 2019 Award 1 – Non Professional Performing Groups
This award is intended to support the purchase, maintenance and/or repair of instruments by organisations involved in the non-professional performance of music. It is open directly to non-professional performing groups / ensembles in any genre. It is also open to community, youth and resource organisations who oversee music performance in the non-professional sector.
Note – applications must relate to instruments that will be used by non-professional performers only, and instruments must be used for rehearsal / tuition and performance.
The total funding available for Music Capital Scheme 2019 – Award 1 is €163,400.
Music Capital Scheme 2019 Award 2 – Individual Professional Performing Musicians
This award is designed to provide support for highly-skilled performing musicians working at a professional level who seek support for the purchase of high quality instruments that are central to their performing career. This award is open to musicians working as a high-level performer in a solo capacity or as part of a small group / chamber ensemble in any musical genre. This scheme is aimed at providing instruments for rehearsal and performance.
The total funding available for Music Capital Scheme 2019 – Award 2 is €82,000.
The deadline for receipt of applications for both awards is 2pm, Thursday 21st March 2019.
Music Network is a national music touring and development organisation, and was founded in 1986 by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.