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Music Network has announced details of the second round of the Music Capital
Scheme, an initiative designed to provide support for the purchase of
musical instruments funded by the Arts Council. Awards in this scheme will be made to individual artists, to ensembles and to organisations supporting musical practice in other ways. This year, there are two categories of support under the Music Capital Scheme aimed at highly skilled performing artists and non-professional performing groups/ensembles.

Stream 1: Instrument banks
Total available funding in 2009: €75,000

Stream 2: Individual Instruments
Total available funding in 2009: €37,900

This fund aims supports the purchase of high value musical instruments. One
or more awards may be made to support up to 50% of the value of the
instrument. Available to highly skilled individual performing artists only.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5:30 p.m. Monday 2nd November
2009. For further information visit or contact The Music Capital Scheme Manager, Music Network, Tel. 01 6719429 or

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