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3. Decisions: Artist in the Community Scheme, second round 2011

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Vol 9 Issue 1
30 September 2011

9. News from the Arts Community

Music Capital Scheme 2011

In June 2008, the Arts Council, the Irma Trust and Music Network announced new supports for capital investment in music. The Music Capital Scheme was initially established as a 3-year pilot scheme (2008 – 2010), which formed part of a research initiative seeking to analyse the needs for support for capital investment in music as well as the optimum ways of providing this support.

In response to the success of the initial pilot scheme, in 2011, the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltachthas committed further funds to enable the continuation of the Music Capital Scheme.

Stream 1: instrument banks for non-professional performing groups (total fund available c. €200,000)

Stream 2: funding for the purchase of individual instruments by musicians of a professional performing standard working in any genre of music (total fund available c. €100,000)

The deadline for applications for the Music Capital Scheme 2011 is 5:30pm, Tuesday, 4 October. Applications must be in the Music Network offices in hard copy, by that time.

The application forms and guidelines are available on the Music Network website, in both PDF and Word formats.  http://www.musicnetwork.ie/musicians/funding/capitalscheme

For further information please contact Aisling Ryan at Music Network, email: capitalscheme@musicnetwork.ie

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