Music Generation launches Phase 2 and announces an open call for new Music Education Partnerships!

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Music Generation with Adam Clayton and minister Richard Bruton
Music Generation with Adam Clayton and minister Richard Bruton

Music Generation launches Phase 2 and announces an open call for new Music Education Partnerships! 

Music Generation, Adam Clayton,
Music Generation launches Phase 2 and announces an open call for applications!

Today Music Generation reached another significant milestone as they launched their next phase with the help go Adam Clayton and Minister for Education Richard Bruton and announced an open call for applications from new Music Education Partnerships (MEPs). A total of €3m in funding, from philanthropic investment by U2 and The Ireland Funds, is available through this call. Phase 2 of Music Generation will enable expansion into new areas of Ireland between 2017 and 2021, creating access to vocal and instrumental tuition for thousands more children and young people. The Department of Education and Skills has committed to co-funding Phase 2 from 2020, together with local MEPs, ensuring that the new programmes will be sustained on a long-term, lasting basis.

Music Generation look forward to working with all partners, funders, supporters and applicants over the coming months, as they lay the foundation for a brand new phase of this remarkable music education revolution in Ireland.

Phase 2 Info Sessions

Book your place now  for a Phase 2 General Information Session, which will take place on Tues 24 and Thurs 26 January. These sessions are open to the public and free to attend, giving you an opportunity to ask all of your questions about Music Generation’s next phase.

Phase 2 Info Sessions 

Book your place now  for a Phase 2 General Information Session, which will take place on Tues 24 and Thurs 26 January. These sessions are open to the public and free to attend, giving you an opportunity to ask all of your questions about Music Generation’s next phase.

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The closing date for completed applications for Music Generation Phase 2 is Wednesday 31 May 2017. Visit our website to read detailed guidelines about the application process. If you have further questions, contact the National Development Office by phone or email.

 Today an open call was announced for Music Education Partnerships to apply for Phase 2 of Music Generation, a pioneering national non-mainstream music education programme that creates access to high-quality, subsidised vocal and instrumental tuition for children and young people in their own locality. A total of €3m in funding, from philanthropic investment by U2 and The Ireland Funds, is available through this call, which will enable Music Generation’s expansion into new areas of the Republic of Ireland between 2017 and 2021.

Applications are invited from Music Education Partnerships – locally-based groups of people and organisations, led by an Education and Training Board or a Local Authority, that come together to establish sustainable music programmes in their communities. Initiated by Music Network in 2010, Music Generation is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.

The Department of Education and Skills currently supports the Music Generation initiative with an investment of €2.5m per year.

Welcoming the announcement, Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. said: I am delighted that my Department currently invests €2.5 million to support this educational programme. This programme plays an enormous role in providing children with access to a music education. We are delighted to work in partnership with U2 and The Ireland Funds to enable the expansion of the Music Generation programme and to ensure the future of non-mainstream music education in Ireland. Our ongoing co-funding of Music Generation’s first phase and our commitment to the long-term future of Phase 2 mark a significant investment by Government in the musical futures of Ireland’s children and young people.”

U2’s Adam Clayton said: “We’re so proud of Music Generation’s great achievement – and the government’s commitment is so important – in bringing this programme to 38,000+ children across the country. The sky is the limit over the next five years.”

Music Generation is a terrific example of what can be achieved as a result of visionary public-private partnership” said Kieran McLoughlin, Worldwide President and CEO, The Ireland Funds. “The initial philanthropic investment in the programme is already yielding extraordinary results, inspiring and enriching the lives of 38,000 children and young people across Ireland. We look forward to working with U2 and the Department of Education and Skills to establish this new phase of Music Generation on a sustainable footing.”

Currently Music Generation is established in 11 Music Education Partnerships across Ireland. It offers more than 100 different programmes across all genres and styles of music, reaching 38,000 children and young people annually and creating over 330 employment opportunities.

National Director of Music Generation, Rosaleen Molloy said: “Music Generation believes passionately that it is every child and young person’s right to have the choice of access and the chance to participate as a musical citizen. The launch of this next exciting phase means that Music Generation’s reach will grow even further, coming closer to our ultimate vision of universal access. We are so grateful to U2, The Ireland Funds and the Department of Education and Skills for making this possible and we look forward to working with new Music Education Partnerships in establishing the programme in new areas of the country over the next five years.”

New Music Education Partnerships must register their interest in applying to Music Generation by Friday 17 February, 2017. The closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 31st May 2017.

Full details and application guidelines are available at www.musicgeneration.ie/apply 

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