#004 – Money and how to get it

These tips and links come courtesy of Tom Robinson’s Fresh On The Net.

Earlier today at Liverpool Sound City, I chaired a discussion panel on funding options for musicians and songwriters entitled Money And How To Get It. It featured Joe Frankland from Generator, Laura Whitticase from the PRS For Music Foundation and our very own Chris Bye wearing his hat as an employee of Arts Council England. At the end of the discussion we promised delegates that we would post links to the  panel’s most recommended options for funding applications.

Joe and Chris have jointly sent a first installment: “Here’s a list of funding sources with the caveat that artists should research first…not every fund is suitable or every artist. If you can’t find any links we can send them when not on phones. We’ve not included various business grants but could if you need.

Arts Council England

Majority of bands/songwriters will want Grants for the Arts

PRS for Music Foundation
which breaks down into:

Core Funding – this incorporates Funding for Organisations & Groups and Funding for Individuals
Music Industry Talent Development Fund – a new programme to give grants of between £5k and £15k to bands and solo artists to develop their careers
British Music Abroad – the UK’s music export funding programme supporting artists for international showcasing
Women Make Music – supporting women music creator, composers and performers to make their mark
Jazz Promoters Awards – grants of between £500 – £2000 are available to support new and established small-scale jazz promoters from across the UK

Musicians Benevolent Fund

Youth Music

Ideas Tap

Sky Arts Futures Fund

BBC Performing Arts Fund

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Red Bull Music Academy


Community Fund (Alan Hull Award & Young Musician Fund) – Specifically for the North East.

Check out our Helpful Links for more links to organisations that can provide artist support.

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