Maximum applications per year
How many times can you apply in one calendar year?
Due to high levels of demand for our funding schemes, we have to restrict the number of applications per calendar year from organisations and music creators across all of our funding schemes.
|Name of Funding Scheme
|Number of Applications per Calendar Year
|The Open Fund for Organisations
|The Open Fund for Music Creators
|Women Make Music
|PPL Momentum Music Fund
|International Showcase Fund
|All Other Schemes
How many different schemes can you apply to in one calendar year?
You can apply for a maximum of 3 different schemes per calendar year.
We advise individual composers, artists, bands and other music creators to choose the most appropriate funding scheme between The Open Fund for Music Creators and our targeted support schemes such as Women Make Music, The International Showcase Fund, Steve Reid Innovation Award, Flash Funding or PPL Momentum Music Fund.
Please contact the team if you are unsure which funding scheme is most appropriate.
How many times can you be funded in one calendar year?
Organisations are restricted to receiving one grant per calendar year with the exception of our UK commissioning programmes Beyond Borders and New Music Biennial. For example, an organisation applying to The Open Fund for Organisations may apply for and receive support for Beyond Borders.
Music creators are also restricted to receiving one grant per calendar year. Industry Fund (i.e. PPL Momentum, International Showcase Fund) grantees are invited to contact the grants team if they wish to apply for a separate industry fund (e.g. a PPL Momentum artist seeking International Showcase Fund support in the same calendar year).
Please note, Women Make Music grantees are encouraged to progress to other funding schemes such as The Open Fund for Music Creators or PPL Momentum Music Fund and will therefore be unable to receive repeat funding through the Women Make Music scheme.
Those already in receipt of The Open Fund, Women Make Music or Next Step (e.g. PPL Momentum, Hitmaker Fund, The Composers’ Fund) support cannot apply to Early Career Schemes.
PPL Momentum Music Fund, Hitmaker Fund and The Composers’ Fund grantees cannot apply to The Open Fund or Women Make Music, or to Early Career schemes.
Examples of who this may affect
- Music creators who are being commissioned by more than two organisations applying to us for support AND/OR who wish to apply on their own behalf. We can only accept a maximum of three applications a year where the composer is the main music creator in the project, e.g. music creator or workshop leader.
- Those named as the main music creator on a successful Open Fund for Organisations grant cannot receive support through The Open Fund for Music Creators and vice versa.
- festivals may apply even if a music creator on their bill has been confirmed on other funded festival programmes.