€245k Available for Musicians, Bands and Orchestras to Buy Instruments
Music Network has announced €245,400 in available funding for artists, orchestras, bands and groups to buy musical instruments under the Music Capital Scheme 2019.
Funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the scheme has two strands: (1) Non-Professional Performing Groups, and (2) Individual Professional Performing Musicians.
There is €163,400 available under strand 1 and €82,000 for strand 2. Applications are open since 14 February and the deadline is 2pm on Thursday 21 March 2019.
The €245k in funding from the Department is a 10% increase on last year’s €224k. Previous recipients of the awards include uilleann piper Seán McKeon, Brían Mac Gloinn of Ye Vagabonds, the Irish Film & Pops Orchestra, Julianstown Youth Orchestra, harper Laoise Kelly, violinist Patrick Joseph Rafter and fiddle-player Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh.
For full details on applying, visit https://www.musicnetwork.ie/musicians/funding