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Talent Development Network (TDN) 2024

Talent Development Network (TDN) 2024

To support organisations in understanding and applying for the Talent Development Network, a series of Q&A webinars will be running from January 2024, please register your interest:

The Talent Development Network will support and bring together organisations working at the frontline of talent development across the UK – ensuring transformational support is available to a broad range of music creators based in the UK working at any career level and in any genre.

Organisations selected for the Network will be able to access grant support of up to £25,000 per year and join a network of like-minded organisations for Phase 1 of the initiative (2024-27).  Multi-year funding will be available where applicants can demonstrate clear, tangible creative, career and professional outcomes.

  • Organisations will be selected based on the quality and range of opportunities they are offering in their region/nation/genre/music specialism, and the year-round impact their work is having on the music creators they support.

This reflects PRS Foundation’s three main funding priorities (see below), and our commitment to supporting composers and songwriters from all backgrounds either through direct investment or by helping organisations nurturing music creators and promoting their music to audiences at home and overseas.

We also expect Organisations to enable and empower talent, to be collaborative and to be inclusive in line with our key values and we encourage all applicants to find ways to incorporate the learnings from our Women Make Music, Keychange and Power Up targeted equity initiatives.

Decisions will also be based on what organisations can contribute to the Network, with an expectation that Network members will actively collaborate with PRS Foundation, our partners and other Network members. Funded organisations will act as ambassadors and will work together to address talent pipeline gaps and signpost music creators to each other’s programmes, as well as to PRS Foundation schemes including The Open Fund, Women Make Music, PPL Momentum Music Fund, The Composers’ Fund and the International Showcase Fund.

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 programme will develop the music creators involved. You will need to tell us why this particular activity is so crucial and transformative to their creative, career and professional development. We are committed to supporting UK based songwriters, producers and composers of all backgrounds

To reach audiences

You will be asked to outline who you are actively reaching and how this will benefit the music creators in your application. This can include audiences at a local, regional, national or international level.

Check deadlines before applying: click here

Read the Guidance and Apply Here