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Bursary for music and drama

CLARE County Council Arts Office ‘s 2014 bursary is now open to applicants. One young person is being offered the chance to attend the Meitheal Traditional Summer School and another the opportunity to participate in the Irish Youth Choir Summer School.

The aim of the Meitheal bursary is to assist a young Clare musician to attend the summer school to develop their music skills through an intensive programme of master classes and workshops with noted traditional musicians. The bursary covers course fees, accommodation and meals.

The bursary for the Irish Youth Choir will enable one young person from Clare to attend the school free of charge and covers all tuition fees and accommodation costs. For both bursaries, they applicants must have successfully auditioned and been accepted by Meitheal and the Irish Youth Choir.

Members of amateur drama groups in the county can apply for assistance to attend the 2014 Drama League of Ireland Summer School taking place in UL during the summer.

Professional artists of all disciplines are invited to apply for the Tyrone Guthrie Bursary Award that allows an artist the opportunity to stay at the internationally renowned centre for up to two weeks, all expenses paid.

The closing date for these bursaries is Friday, March 14 and details can be found at www.clarelibrary.ie/arts.htm or www.clarecoco.ie.

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