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Funding

Funding Opportunities

It’s all about the music

Here you can find out about our range of funding programmes which are open to apply to all year round – each with its own criteria for funding and application deadlines.

The Open Fund – Funding for Organisations and Music Creators. 

Suitable for: a wide range of new music projects across all genres.

 

The Composers’ Fund – grants of up to £10k  for composers at pivotal stages in their careers

Suitable for: Composers with a strong track record in their field who are at a point in their career where access to funding could help move forward their career.

 

Resonate – grants of up to £10k available to full and associate of Association of British Orchestras (ABO) members.

Suitable for: Orchestras  who can demonstrate a commitment to presenting high quality contemporary UK repertoire which they will promote with the Resonate brand as part of a season, tour and longer term audience development programme.

 

International Showcase Fund – our music export funding programme supporting artists for international showcasing.

Suitable for: artists who have been formally invited to perform at an international music showcase.

 

Momentum Music Fund – grants of between £5k and £15k to bands and solo artists to develop their careers

Suitable for: artists and bands writing, producing and performing contemporary popular music. Applicants should be at a tipping point in their career, with a team already in place (e.g. management, live agent, etc).

 

The Writer Producer Fund –  grants of up to £10,000 for songwriters and writer-producers to further develop their careers and writing/production credits

Suitable forsongwriters and writer-producers working in popular music genres

 

Women Make Music – supporting women music creators, composers and performers to make their mark.

Suitable for: women music creators across all genres.

 

Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award – an innovative creative development project, supporting outstanding emerging artists through expert mentorship and vital bursaries of up to £1,500.

Suitable for: anyone that is writing and performing their own music and is currently unsigned and unmanaged. The programme is currently closed but we hope to re-open for applications in September 2015.

 

Flash Funding – addresses issues facing emerging music creators by responding to specific needs with an innovative approach to funding, involving video submissions, quick turnaround and high-profile industry experts and partners.

 

Lynsey de Paul Prize – an opportunity for emerging female solo music creators, offering a talent development bursary of £2000 plus mentoring to one winner, and £500 each for two runners up, to help them take the next step in their careers.

Suitable for:  emerging female music creators, who show great musical ability and promise, that do not yet have management, label representation, publishing or other business relationships in place.

Partnership Programmes