Opportunities + Events

For any music creator, knowing where and how to look for financial support for your projects is invaluable.
We’ll be updating this page on a monthly basis with the latest opportunities (and deadlines) for creative grants that will help you on your musical journey.

The PRS Foundation Open Fund for Music Creators

In these unprecedented times, it’s challenging for creators to establish and sustain a music career.  The Fund offers music grants of up to £5,000 to make their ideas happen. You can get support for:

  • Creation of new music
  • Music Creator fee (to cover your time and work)
  • Touring and live performances
  • Recording and release
  • Creative residency costs
  • Fees to creative collaborators
  • Promotion and marketing (when there is also an element of creation and/or performance)

Deadline: Monday 18 October 2021.

🔗 Learn more and apply…

The Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists (PDGYA) awards have helped kick start the careers of artists including Steven Isserlis, Elizabeth Watts and Craig Ogden, by providing up-and-coming classical musicians with opportunities to be booked for performances with Making Music’s 3,600+ group members.

🔗 Meet the artists…

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Drake Yolanda Award

The deadline is looming for the Drake YolanDa Award, a funding scheme for emerging artists headed up by entrepreneur/philanthropist James JP Drake and saxophonist/broadcaster YolanDa Brown.

The scheme seeks to provide funding to independent artists to help them with upcoming projects that will develop their careers, which might include recording new music or videos, touring activity, a branding or marketing project, or purchasing new equipment. Ten musicians will receive £3000 each, with another ten getting £500. Applicants are encouraged from all genres.

🔗 Learn more and register…

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Music for All

Music for All supports every type of music maker from community groups and schools, to experienced musicians and aspirational individuals picking up an instrument for the first time.  They have now opened a new round of funding for applications from community projects. The closing date for this round of award applications will be 29 October.

Find out more

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Help Musicians 

Have you heard of the ‘Do it Differently Fund, the MOBO fund, the Transmission Fund and the Fusion Fund?

Find out about these and more funding opportunities on this page by Help Musicians, a very helpful resource, updated regularly.

🔗 Find out more…

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The British Council

The British Council’s Music team works with over 100 countries to connect British musicians, educators and industry people with their counterparts and audiences around the world, providing opportunities to share knowledge and experience different cultures.

Here you’ll find the latest UK music opportunities and UK music funding resources from the British Council and beyond.British Council logo

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