Who we are
Initiated by Music Network, Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.
‘What we want to do is really simple. We just want to make sure that everyone, whatever their background, gets access to music tuition. That’s the idea.’ (Bono/U2)
What we do
Music Generation transforms the lives of children and young people through access to high-quality, subsidised vocal and instrumental tuition in their own locality. Established in 2010, its genesis stems from the combined philanthropic support of U2 and The Ireland Funds to seed-fund phased implementation of Music Network’s Feasibility Study Report: A National System of Local Music Education Services. The programme operates through a devolved model of delivery by Music Education Partnerships, in response to local need and context, and within an overall national framework. Locally, Music Education Partnerships are managed either by an Education and Training Board or a Local Authority, under the leadership of Music Generation Development Officers.
Music Generation’s first phase established the programme in 11 Music Education Partnership Areas (Carlow, Clare, Cork City, Laois, Limerick City, Louth, Mayo, Offaly/Westmeath, Sligo, South Dublin and Wicklow). Phase 2 has recently commenced expansion into nine further Music Education Partnership Areas (Cavan/Monaghan, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Galway City, Galway County, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Roscommon, Waterford and Wexford). In December 2017, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D., announced a commitment by Government to support roll-out of the programme nationwide by 2022.
Purpose of this website
This website is owned and operated by Music Generation Louth to provide information to members of the public about our organisation and its activities. Through this website we invite subscribers to join our mailing list.
Music Generation is committed to protecting the privacy of our website users, in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. To this end we have developed a Privacy Statement to explain what data we collect when you visit our website and/or subscribe to our mailing list, how we process that data, and how you can opt-out.
Collection and use of personal data
This Statement sets out our policy with respect to ‘Personal Data’ which is collected from users of our website or services. Personal Data is information that can be associated with or which relates to a person, and/or could be used to identify a person.
We collect Personal Data from users of our website when you voluntarily provide such information, for instance, when you register for our e-newsletter. The Personal Data we collect includes, but is not limited to, your email address and is used to send you information and updates about Music Generation, provided you have given your consent for us to do so.
Subscribing to our mailing list
If you sign up for our mailing list, you will receive our monthly e-newsletters and notifications which will be used to notify you about Music Generation Louth, developments and activities. Our legal basis for collecting and processing your information for this purpose is that of ‘Consent’. This means that we will only ever send you this newsletter if you have actively consented to us doing so.
To share our e-newsletter with subscribers we use Mailchimp. You can unsubscribe from our e-newsletter list at any time by using the ‘Unsubscribe link’ at the bottom of every email.
Third party platforms
Like many similar organisations, Music Generation Louth uses some trusted third party platforms to enable us to communicate with the public and share news about our programmes and activities. The third party platforms we use are:
Access to Music Generation Louth’s business accounts on these platforms is strictly limited to designated employees. Each third party platform has published an up-to-date privacy statement, in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations.
How we protect your personal information
Music Generation Louth takes its security responsibilities seriously. We employ the most appropriate physical and technical measures to ensure your personal information is protected.
Music Generation Louth will not use the information you provide to us for purposes other than those for which the information was sent. We will not sell, share or transfer your information with anyone outside of Music Generation. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in managing our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, where we are confident that they are compliant with Data Protection legislation and have agreed to keep this information confidential.
It is our policy to retain only accurate, complete and up-to-date data. You may contact us to delete Personal Data that we hold about you. However, we will retain Personal Data for an additional period as is permitted or required under applicable laws. Even if we delete your Personal Data it may persist on backup or archival media for an additional period of time for legal, tax or regulatory reasons or for legitimate and lawful business purposes.
We may release data if we are under a duty to disclose or share that personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to protect the rights, property or safety of our business, our customers or others. This includes, in specific cases, exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.
Music Generation Louth is under the management of Louth Meath Education and Training Board. It adheres to the data protection policies and procedures as detailed here.