Music academy gets €10,000 funding

The recently launched Mayo Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA ) has been awarded €10,000 in funding.

The funding was announced by Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys under the Small Capital Grant Scheme.

The grant is to be used towards the cost of sound equipment.

MAPA, in the Breaffy Retail Park, Castlebar, was officially opened by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny last May.

The facility is being developed into a centre of excellence in Mayo for music and performing arts.

MAPA is a project by the Mayo Concert Orchestra, Mayo Youth Orchestra and the Castlebar Concert Band.

Mr Kenny welcomed the funding announcement, saying he had no doubt the funding would be put to good use.


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