€135,000 AWARDED THROUGH MUSIC CAPITAL SCHEME
15 December 2011
Music Network today announced the results of the Music Capital Scheme. A total of €135,000 in funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht has been awarded to ten highly skilled individual musicians and thirteen non-professional performing groups.
In 2011, there were two categories of support under the Music Capital Scheme aimed at professional performing artists and non-professional performing groups/ensembles. The scheme elicited eighty-two applications across two funding streams with the value of funding requests totalling in excess of €893,227.
Funding was awarded across the not-for-profit and community music sector through Stream 1, providing community and music groups with funding. Thirteen of the fifty-six applicants were awarded a total of €90,000 for the purchase of musical instruments in stream one. The awardees are Coolmine Therapeutic Community; MaSamba Samba School; Roscommon County Youth Orchestra ; New Ross and District Pipe Band; Co. Wexford Youth Orchestra; Julianstown Youth Orchestra; Liffey Valley Orchestra; Clondalkin Youth Band; Loch Garman Band; St Canice’s NS Instrumental Music Programme; Coole Music & Arts; Inbhear Mór Marching Band and Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Killarney.
In Stream 2, funds of €45,000 were awarded to ten highly skilled musicians performing at professional level, to assist with the purchase of high-value instruments. The ten awardees were chosen from twenty-six applicants. The awardees are Annette Cleary; Anna Cashell; Jesse Smith; Patrick Brunnock; Jessie Grimes; Matthew Noone; Shane Latimer; Barry Donohue; Eamon Sweeney and Naomi Berrill.
The Music Capital Scheme was launched by The Arts Council, The IRMA Trust and Music Network in 2008 as an action-research initiative designed to provide support for the purchase of musical instruments. Due to the current economic climate, the award fund available was €135,000, rather than the €300,000 anticipated. Details of all awards made under the scheme can be seen at http://www.musicnetwork.ie/musicians/previous/. Music Network is funded by The Arts Council.
Stream 1: Non-professional performing groups/ensembles
Fifty-six applications received with a total demand of €746,098. Awards made to thirteen applicants as follows:
1. Coolmine Therapeutic Community, Dublin awarded €806
2. MaSamba Samba School, Dublin awarded €2,958
3. Roscommon County Youth Orchestra, Roscommon awarded €12,610
4. New Ross and District Pipe Band, Wexford awarded €7,986
5. Co. Wexford Youth Orchestra, Wexford awarded €9,540
6. Julianstown Youth Orchestra, Meath awarded €8,172
7. Liffey Valley Orchestra, Kildare awarded €5,500
8. Clondalkin Youth Band, Dublin awarded €6,372
9. Loch Garman Band, Wexford awarded €10,087
10. St Canice’s NS Instrumental Music Programme, Kilkenny €5,856
11. Coole Music & Arts, Wicklow awarded €7,817
12. Inbhear Mór Marching Band, Kerry awarded €5,650
13. Comhaltas Ceoltórí Éireann Killarney awarded €6,645
Stream 2 Awardees: Individual High-Value Instruments
Twenty-six applications received with a demand total of €147,129. Awards made to ten applicants as follows:
1. Annette Cleary awarded €3,750 towards the purchase of a cello bow
2. Anna Cashell awarded €16,012 towards the purchase of a violin
3. Jesse Smith awarded €5,000 towards the purchase of a fiddle
4. Patrick Brunnock awarded €3,000 towards the purchase of a classical guitar
5. Jessie Grimes awarded €1,063 towards the purchase of a clarinet
6. Matthew Noone awarded €610 towards the purchase of a sarode
7. Shane Latimer awarded €2,529 towards the purchase of a guitar
8. Barry Donohue awarded €3,000 towards the purchase of a bass guitar
9. Eamon Sweeney awarded €2,332 towards the purchase of a 17th century guitar
10. Naomi Berrill awarded €7,704 towards the purchase of a cello
For further information on the Music Capital Scheme visit www.musicnetwork.ie
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