Music Capital Scheme

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The Music Capital Scheme provides funding for the purchase of musical instruments to individual professional performing musicians and non-professional performing groups.

Established in 2008, the Music Capital Scheme is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and managed by Music Network. The scheme is open to groups and musicians performing a wide range of musical styles, and to date more than €2 million has been awarded across two distinct awards. The instruments purchased through the scheme continue to make a significant impact on the quality of, and access to, music making and live music performance throughout Ireland.

Any questions regarding the Music Capital Scheme can be sent to Sarah Cunningham at capitalscheme@musicnetwork.ie or call +353 (0) 83 095 5956 (part-time).

176

performing groups have been able to purchase instruments and expand their memberships

€2,354,895

in award funding has benefitted musicians and performing groups

135

professional musicians reached their full potential with funding to purchase new instruments

42,000+

beneficiaries from early-years to mature players, including musicians with physical and intellectual disabilities, have received vital support through the scheme

The Music Capital Scheme is now closed for applications.

Applicants who submitted their applications by the most recent deadline (2pm, Thursday 21st April 2022) will be informed of panel decisions by email in July 2022.

Music Capital Scheme Award 1

Applications are invited from a wide range of non-professional performing groups, including but not limited to orchestras, marching/concert/pipe bands, Irish traditional, popular, contemporary, jazz, choral and samba groups.

Music Capital Scheme Award 1 Guidelines

Scéim Caipitil Ceoil Treoirlínte do Dhámhachtain 1

Music Capital Scheme Award 1 Declaration Form

Scéim Caipitil Ceoil Foirm Dhearbhaithe do Dhámhachtain 1

Music Capital Scheme Award 2

Applications are invited from individual established musicians performing at professional level to assist with the purchase of instruments across genres including, but not limited to Irish traditional, classical, jazz/improvised, electro-acoustic, blues, Americana and early music.

Music Capital Scheme Award 2 Guidelines

Music Capital Scheme Award 3

Applications are invited from individual emerging musicians performing at professional level to assist with the purchase of instruments across genres including, but not limited to Irish traditional, classical, jazz/improvised, electro-acoustic, blues, Americana and early music.

Music Capital Scheme Award 3 Guidelines