The Open Fund
The Open Fund supports the development of outstanding songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds and at different stages of their career.
Support is available to any music creator or organisation whose project fits with all three of our funding priorities:
- To support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding new music in any genre
We are particularly interested in the quality of the music
- To enable the UK’s most talented music creators to realise their potential
We are interested in how your project will develop the songwriters and composers involved. We are committed to supporting UK based songwriters and composers of all backgrounds
- To inspire audiences
You will be asked to outline who you are reaching and how. This includes audiences at a local, regional, national or international level
The Open Fund is split into two distinct strands:
The Open Fund for Organisations
The Open Fund for Organisations supports new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, festivals, venues, curators and large performance groups*.
Projects must involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable songwriters, composers, solo artists, bands and performers of all backgrounds to develop creatively and professionally.
* Large performance groups would include orchestras, choirs, jazz bands or folk groups with 12 or more performers
The Open Fund for Music Creators
Supports projects by songwriters, composers, or artists, bands, producers and performers who are writing their own music. You can also apply for The Open Fund for Music Creators as a performer commissioning new music that will have a significant impact on the songwriter or composer involved.
Through The Open Fund, we support high quality new music projects which have tangible musical outcomes and a clearly defined start and end date.
The next deadline is 2nd October 2017.