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Music Network has recently announced the closing date for applications to three music funding schemes: The Music Recording Scheme 2010, the third round of the Performance & Touring Award 2010 and The Music Capital Scheme 2010. Closing date for receipt of applications for The Music Recording Scheme and the Performance & Touring Award is 5:30pm Monday 4th October, 2010. Closing date for receipt of applications for The Music Capital Scheme is 5:30pm  Tuesday 2nd November, 2010.

The Music Recording Scheme is funded by the Arts Council and managed by Music Network. The scheme provides support for performers and composers of recognised ability working primarily in non-commercial genres through awarding funding for music recording.
A total award fund of €71,500 is available in 2010 and awards of up to €10,000 will be made. The aim of this scheme is to ensure that the work of Irish composers and performers is available other than in live performance, and to ensure that important or neglected materials of Irish music are preserved and disseminated to the highest  professional standard.

Music Network also invites applications for the final round in 2010 of the Performance and Touring Award. The Performance and Touring Award was established by Music Network in partnership with the Arts Council to assist Irish and Ireland-based musicians in realising  performance opportunities; to offer increased employment opportunities to Irish musicians; develop the skills base of Irish artists in areas such as project planning and administration, self-promotion and self-management; and offer a new source of music programming to concert promoters, and in turn to audiences throughout  Ireland. The current award fund of €28,000 is available for the final round of 2010. The award is open to musicians and ensembles of all  genres that are of Irish nationality or resident in Ireland. Projects
eligible for the award will include tours, concert series and  individual concerts to take place anywhere within the Republic of  Ireland.

Further information, application packs and guidelines for all schemes  is available from or contact
Music Network Tel. 01 6719429.

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