The closing date for receipt of applications for the Music Recording Scheme and the Performance and Touring Award is Monday, 4 October 2010 at 5:30 p.m and the closing date for receipt of applications for the Music Capital Scheme is Tuesday, 2 November 2010 at 5:30 p.m.
The Music Recording Scheme is funded by the Arts Council and managed by Music Network. The scheme provides support for performers and composers of recognised ability working primarily in non-commercial genres through funding for music recording. The aim of this scheme is to ensure that the work of Irish composers and performers is available other than in live performance, and to ensure that important or neglected materials of Irish music are preserved and disseminated to the highest professional standard.
Music Network also invites applications for the final round of the Performance and Touring Award in 2010. The award is open to musicians and ensembles of all genres that are of Irish nationality or resident in Ireland. Projects eligible for the award will include tours, concert series and individual concerts to take place anywhere within the Republic of Ireland. The award is also open to multidisciplinary projects with live music as a key element, and to collaborative projects involving other Irish or visiting international artists.
The Music Capital Scheme, an initiative of the Arts Council is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and managed by Music Network. A total award fund of €312,000 is available in 2010 across two streams as follows:
Stream 1: Instrument Banks - €203,000
Support for the purchase of instruments for non-professional groups/ensembles
Stream 2: Individual Instruments - €109,000
Support for the purchase of high quality musical instruments for highly skilled individual performers playing at a professional level