Good News for Young Musicians in Sligo...
Music Generation Sligo has announced its annual funding scheme worth €50,000, for schools, youth and music organisations to expand or create new musical instrument banks. The scheme is set to benefit thousands of young people under the age of 18 in Sligo.
The third annual Music Generation Sligo Instrument Bank 50/50 Scheme, supported by Music Generation national and local partners, is now seeking applications from schools, youth, community and music organisations in Sligo.
The scheme will grant-aid 50% of the cost of each local instrument bank and purchase high quality instruments such as digital pianos, guitars, drums, trumpets, violins, harps, uilleann pipes, concertinas, percussion packs and much more.
“Whether beginners or experienced, young musicians need instruments to learn and perform. Access to these instruments can often be out of reach for many. This scheme will assist schools, groups and organisations working with young people to purchase quality instruments in any genre… generating more music and a new generation of musicians” explained Rhona McGrath, Co-ordinator.
The Music Generation Sligo Instrument Bank 50/50 Scheme is now open for applications, until Thursday 15 October 2015.
Music Generation Sligo delivers a range of long-term music education projects for children and young people as part of a national Music Generation programme initiated by Music Network, co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, The Department of Education & Skills and Sligo Music Education Partnership. Music Generation Sligo is managed and funded locally by Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB, Sligo County Council, Sligo Education Centre, Sligo County Childcare Committee, Cranmore Regeneration and the local music sector.
For further information and application forms:
T: 071 913 8306