Capital Support Schemes and funding for Arts and Culture organisations
The Cultural Infrastructure and Development Subhead of the Department focuses on providing capital grant funding to various arts and cultural facilities. Funding is administered through applications received for specific Grant Schemes and ad hoc grant funding requests received.
The main beneficiaries of this grant funding are:
- the National Cultural Institutions; awarded grants for undertaking construction/equipment upgrading projects and obtaining art acquisitions;
- other arts and culture organisations awarded funding via grant schemes and on an ad hoc application basis;
- the Music Capital Scheme operated by Music Network;
- an annual capital grant to the Abbey Theatre.
 The Music Capital Scheme, supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and managed by Music Network, provides funding for the purchase of musical instruments to both non-professional performing groups/ensembles and professional musicians. Music Network is Ireland’s national music touring and development agency, and was founded in 1986 by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
Capital Schemes currently available see: https://www.chg.gov.ie/arts/creative-arts/grants-and-funding/
A list of Previous Schemes ran by the Department and the successful grantees are available at https://www.chg.gov.ie/arts/creative-arts/grants-and-funding/previous-schemes/