Arts Council Ireland joins Beyond Borders

PRS for Music FoundationArts Council Ireland is to join PRS for Music Foundation’s Beyond Borders programme as a new call for funding applications opens.

The organisation will join Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, and Arts Council of Northern Ireland in collaborating on the co-commissioning and touring programme.

According to the foundation,any UK or Ireland-based organisations wanting to co-commission or tour new music can submit applications for support from the programme with up to £15,000 up for grabs for successful applicants.

Previous recipients include the Maya Jane Coles remix of the collaboration between Northern Irish DJ Phil Kieran and White Noise Sound. The release, which was co-commissioned by Oh Yeah Music Centre and Welsh Music Foundation, reached the top spot on Beatport’s electronica chart in autumn 2012.

Vanessa Reed, PRS for Music Foundation’s executive director, said: ‘We are delighted that Arts Council of Ireland will be joining us as a partner in 2014, enabling us to offer new opportunities for UK and Ireland based performers and music creators.

‘Beyond Borders has already stimulated an excellent range of co-commissions, and tours across different parts of the UK. I look forward to following how these collaborations can grow and open up as we involve musicians from the Republic of Ireland.’

Please visit to apply. The deadline is Thursday 10 July 2014.

All applications must be made by organisations working with at least one other partner based in the UK or Ireland.