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Music Recording Assistance Award

Music Recording Assistance Award

In Brief:

The award was established to support the recording of original music across all genres by musicians/ singers/ songwriters resident in County Mayo. The Music Recording Assistance Grant consists of an award of up to €800.  Applications are assessed by an independent expert selection board appointed by Mayo County Council.

The award is aimed at assisting an individual or group who wish to record original music.  In the case of choirs and orchestras evidence of originality must be demonstrated – this might be achieved through new arrangements etc.  The award is for new recordings or work in progress. No completed and packaged CDs can be funded. Charity or fundraising recordings are not eligible. Applicants must be over 18 years of age. 

Deadline:  Closed for 2018. 2019 date will be posted here. 

Application form and guidelines available here:  Music Recording Assistance Application Form 2018

Contact Mayo Arts Service for queries:; 094 906455





Awards deadline 2018 announced 

Amateur Drama and Music Assistance Recording Awards and Tyrone Guthrie Residency now open for application for 2018. 

Deadline: 23rd October 2018 at 5pm. 

For more information and application forms go to: Funding Application Form

Mayo Arts Service: T:094 9064376 / 094 9064367, 

Awards deadline 2018 announced-read the full story.

Mayo County Council Arts Plan 2018 - 2022

Mayo County Council Arts Office is currently developing a new five-year strategic arts plan for the county, which will be produced early next year.

We are actively seeking the views of those involved and interested in the arts, at all levels, within the county. This includes arts venues, festivals, artists, communities and people who use, or who benefit from our service.

We would welcome your contribution. Please complete our Arts Plan questionnaire, link below. (Alternatively you can write, email or phone the arts office. Or you can request a word document of the questionnaire)

Our current arts plan can be viewed here Mayo County Council Strategic Arts Plan 2011-2016

A profile of the services we deliver is available on the website here

Arts Plan Questionnaire

Thank you for your time and interest.

We also have a  questionnaire specifically for young people: Young People Questionnaire


Contact Details: Arts Office, Mayo County Council, Áras an Contae, Castlebar, Co Mayo.


Phone: 094 90 47558 / 47471


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