Music Network Music Capital Scheme 2019

Music Network has announced that there will be €245,000 available to musicians, ensembles, bands and orchestras to purchase instruments under the Music Capital Scheme 2019.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 2pm, Thursday, 21 March 2019. Please note odd closing time.

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. There are two strands of awards available:

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 is 2pm, Thursday, 21 March 2019.

For further information and application details, please see musicnetwork.ie.