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Funding/Award Opportunities

Culture Recovery Fund: Grants Second Round National

Deadline: 26/01/2021

The Culture Recovery Fund: Grants Second Round is open now for cultural organisations as they transition back to a viable and sustainable operating model during April-June 2021.

You can apply for this fund if you are a cultural organisation (both profit and not for profit) based in England or can demonstrate that the majority of your work takes place in England.

Find more information and apply here

Help Musicians’ Coronavirus Financial Hardship Funding Phase 3 Help Musicians

Deadline: 01/02/2021

Providing financial support to professional musicians who fall through the gaps of government support or are unable to make ends meet

Help Musicians is a charity that has been supporting professional musicians for nearly 100 years. In this incredibly difficult year, we have been doing all we can to support the thousands of musicians who are falling through the gaps in government support and are really struggling to survive.

Find more information and apply here

The Open Fund For Organisations PRS Foundation

Deadline: 12/02/2021

The Open Fund for Organisations supports new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators and large performance groups*.

Projects must involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and performers of all backgrounds to develop creatively and professionally.

Find more information and apply here

Women Make Music PRS Foundation

Deadline: 12/02/2021

Women Make Music supports the development of outstanding women, trans and non binary songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career. The fund can support projects by women, trans and non binary songwriters, composers, artists, bands and performers who are writing their own music.

Find more information and apply here

The Open Fund For Music Creators PRS Foundation

Deadline: 12/02/2021

The Open Fund for Music Creators supports the development of outstanding songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career.

The fund can support projects by songwriters, composers, or artists, bands, producers and performers who are writing their own music or commissioning others.

Find more information and apply here

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Liverpool) Liverpool City Council

Deadline: 03/03/2021

The Local Restrictions Support Grant helps businesses that have had to close due to local or national restrictions.
o qualify for this grant, your business must be in Liverpool and has been: open as usual before the restrictions, providing services in person to customers from the premises, required to close due to restrictions imposed by government, paying business rates for the premises before restrictions started.
Find more information and apply online via the link below.

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Local Restrictions Support Grant (Wirral) Wirral Council

Deadline: 03/03/2021

The Local Restrictions Support Grant helps businesses that have had to close due to local or national restriction
The level of grant paid will depend on the rateable value of the business premises.
In order to apply, businesses are asked to login into or create a ‘My Wirral’ account, to assist in the administration of the scheme.
Find more information and apply online using the link below.

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Project Grants: Supporting Grassroots Live Music Arts Council England

Deadline: 31/03/2021

This funding is available to those whose main function is to host and/or promote live music events in venues. Usually, this will be venues and promoters (or groups of venues and/or promoters).

We are particularly interested in supporting those venues and promoters who work in the grassroots part of this sector (ie those working with new, developing talent in small to mid-size venues).

We welcome applications from those who work with all types of musical types and genres. We are keen to support projects that bring the full spectrum of contemporary popular music genres to live audiences.

Find more information and apply here

Musicians Union Coronavirus Hardship Fund Musicians Union

Deadline: 31/03/2021

The Musicians Union has set up a £1M hardship fund that members with genuine and pressing hardship can apply to.
The fund is open to any current MU member who:
– Is currently paying the full MU membership subscription rate, or joint MU / NEU membership subscription rate (either in full or by Direct Debit)
– Holds a UK bank account into which the grant can be paid
– Is suffering genuine hardship from loss of work due to the Coronavirus pandemic
– Has not already successfully received a payment from the MU Coronavirus Hardship Fund

Find more information and apply here

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants National

Deadline: 06/04/2021

National Lottery Project Grants is our open access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects. The fund supports thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations.

Until April 2021, the fund will focus on the needs of smaller independent organisations and individual practitioners

Find more information and apply here

Job Opportunities

Content and Social Media Manager – Apprenticeship Liverpool

Employer: Modern Sky Records Deadline: 31/01/2021

This is a 12 month Full Time, working from home apprenticeship with Modern Sky Records which requires 20% a month remote training with Big Creative Training in ‘Content production’ (L3).
We are looking for a content apprentice who can help us with: Videography, Photography, Video editing, Design

Apprentice wage applicable – £4.15 ph. Full Time
Job Types: Full-time, Apprenticeship
Salary: From £4.15 per hour
Experience: music media: 1 year (Preferred)
Work remotely: Temporarily due to COVID-19

Find more information and apply here

Training Opportunity Opportunities

JUMP – European Music Market Accelerator programme for music industry entrepreneurs

Deadline: 01/02/2021

Are you an experienced professional developing an innovative idea addressing one or more of the music industry’s needs? Do you feel you are missing the necessary tools, knowledge and networks to support its development? Then JUMP – the European Music Market Accelerator is for you!

Organised by a network of six acclaimed European Festival and Conventions (MaMA/FR, Un-Convention/UK, MIL/PT, Athens Music Week/GR, Nouvelle Prague/CZ and Linecheck/IT), JUMP provides a framework for music professionals to develop innovative business models. It aims to help the music sector adapt to the recent transformations of the market, while encouraging it to work on a transnational level.

Find more information and apply here

Rip It Up

Deadline: 15/02/2021

A bespoke bursary programme supporting 10 Black, Asian and diverse artists and aspiring industry professionals aged 18-25 to make an impact on the music industry.

Over the course of 6 months, young creatives on the Rip It Up programme will immerse themselves into informative sessions including social media, getting gigs, recording & production, publishing, radio and press, strategy and campaign management, funding and how to build an effective team.
The 10 selected applicants will receive extensive support from the very beginning of the programme including training and mentoring.

Find more information and apply here

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