Events and Conferences

National Music Symposium Local Authorities & Music: Knowing the Score
Tuesday 24th March 2009, 10.30am – 4.00pm. St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.
The Symposium will compile and present findings from the research report Local Authorities & Music: Knowing the Score, written by Ailbhe Kenny, research fellow on a 2-year partnership initiative between Sligo County Council, Wexford County Council and St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra through the Arts Council’s Local Partnership Scheme 2006-2008. See

Making Tracks: Music Recording Assistance Opportunity Dublin City Council in partnership with axis arts & community resource centre, Ballymun are currently taking applications for the Music Recording Assistance Opportunity. The recipients of this award will receive two days rehearsal time and one day studio time in the Basement recording studios in axis, Ballymun towards an original music recording. Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 25 March 2009.
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Dublin Fringe Festival invites submissions for its 2009 programme This year, the Fringe sees itself as the platform for works which confront, embrace and defy this year of remarkable change and challenges. From celebrating the fresh re-emergence of DIY culture to reclaiming more empty spaces, experimental theatre and performance to experiential arts on a grand and minute scale, to arts on the street and in even more unexpected places, the Fringe’s 2009 programme will not shy away from exploration of where we are and how we got here; as a city, nation and international community of makers, doers, seers and thinkers.
Closing deadline for applications is: Friday 3 April.
The Dublin Fringe Festival runs from September 5 – 20. All application details can be found at or

Deis scheme 2009
The purpose of the Deis scheme is to provide support for traditional arts projects, or projects involving collaboration between the traditional arts and other artforms, that are in line with the Arts Council’s policy on the traditional arts. The traditional arts community are reminded that there have been some changes to the Deis scheme, most notably in regards to the funding of recording projects and CD production.
Proposals for recording projects (including CD production) will be considered separately, once per year. The closing date for all such proposals is Friday 24 April at 5.30 p.m.
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