Music Capital Scheme

Music Capital Scheme
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.  Read more about the grants available here.

Music Capital Scheme Expert Seminar, Friday 1st April 2022, 10am – 1pm

  • 10am Developing Your Group’s Governing Document (Margaret O’Sullivan)

Short break

  • 11am Strategic and Artistic Planning (Liz Doherty)

Short break

  • 12pm Creation of Recordings (Mairéad O’Reilly)


This seminar aims to help non-professional performing music groups develop important key skills which will contribute to the sustainability of organisations and raise the profile of music groups, as well as focusing on some essential elements of the Music Capital Scheme application process. Delivered by leading industry professionals, the seminar will offer relevant and up-to-date advice. Each expert will present an overview of their topic, followed by an opportunity to ask questions. Please register for this free event here:–uqz0uEtKuc7YsvDIusvtDBCGx8cR- 

All three experts are available, free of charge, to engage with groups on a one-to-one basis at a mutually agreeable time after the seminar to offer bespoke advice and more in-depth guidance. Please note that the number of one-to-one sessions is limited and will be allocated on a first come first-served basis. To register for a free one-to-one session, please email Sarah Ledwidge at Music Network:

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