This summer First Music Contact worked in collaboration with Age & Opportunity to survey professional musicians aged 50 & over, working in Ireland, to assess their needs and to hear about their experiences as they move forward in their careers.

One of the main areas of professional development that emerged from this survey was the need for more information on the funding and supports available for arts practices. In response, Age & Opportunity and First Music Contact are delighted to announce an online workshop on the topic of funding and bursaries with speakers from Kilkenny Arts Office, The Arts Council and Culture Ireland taking place online this December.

Online Workshop

The online workshop will take place on Wednesday 13th December at 3 pmJoin us to learn more about different funding streams and opportunities available, and have any questions you have about when and how to apply answered. Please note that while this workshop is of course open to everyone regardless of age, the content will be tailored somewhat to the experiences of those in the 50+ age bracket. Click HERE to register for free now! 

First Music Contact

First Music Contact (FMC) is the leading organisation for resourcing musicians and the independent music sector in Ireland. FMC delivers projects at key stages of an artist’s development, helping them develop real careers.

Age & Opportunity is the national organisation that provides a range of opportunities for older people who want to get more involved in arts and culture, sport and physical activity, civic engagement and personal development. Their arts program aims to create greater access to and representation in, the arts for older people by supporting artists, arts participants and organisations.

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Jessica Burton Restrick| Arts Programme Administrator| Age & Opportunity (she/her) 

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