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Power Up Participant Programme PRS Foundation

Deadline: 10/03/2021

The programme is designed to elevate exciting Black music creators and industry professionals and address barriers for those at crucial career stages. Each year the Participant Programme will support 20 x Black music creators and 20 x Black executives and industry professionals

Participants will bring their expertise and experiences to the network and will power up through:
Grant support of up to £15,000
Capacity building and mentoring
Access to partners
Marketing support

Eligible participants can apply from 10th February, until 10th March 2021.

Find more information and apply here

Do it Differently Fund Help Musicians

Deadline: 15/03/2021

At Help Musicians, we believe that you, the music creators, really benefit from support which enables you to focus on three key areas of your career at the same time: making music, business development and health & wellbeing. So, this is exactly how Do It Differently supports musicians.

Awardees receive: £3,000 in financial support towards creative output, 1:1 business advice sessions tailored to your needs and delivered via experienced music industry professionals, as coordinated by ThinkMusic and 1:1 health consultation with British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) professionals

Find more information and apply here

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

Contributing Writers (freelance) National

Employer: Youth Music Deadline: 12/03/2021

Youth Music aims to support young people in the early stages of developing creative careers, therefore we would particularly like to encourage applications from those aged 18-25. You don’t need to have taken part in a Youth Music project to get involved.

Fee: We pay a flat fee of £90 per article.

Time commitment: Writers will be commissioned to produce a minimum of four articles during their four-month appointment.

You’ll produce 1-2 articles a month spotlighting emerging artists, demystifying the music industries and covering social justice issues.

Find more information and apply here

LCR Music Board members Liverpool

Employer: LCR Music Board Deadline: 19/03/2021

Liverpool City Region Music Board is looking for new voluntary board members to join the panel of experts and influential figures from the world of music; sharing a passion for music and championing the local music scene.

New members will support the Board to achieve its key priorities outlined in the LCR Music Strategy & Action Plan

The Music Board is dedicated to moving forward and growing in terms of diversity and expertise; and hopes to welcome new Board members that will bring alternative perspectives and new ideas.

Find more information and apply here

Creative Programming Officer (Weston Jerwood Fellowship) Liverpool

Employer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Deadline: 06/04/2021

This role is part of a programme run by Jerwood Arts, which aims to specifically support the employment of those who have experienced socio-economic hardship, who are still significantly under-represented amongst artists and employees of UK arts organisations.

The Creative Programming Officer will work closely with the artistic planning team as a whole, to develop a diversity-led programme to be delivered primarily in Liverpool Philharmonic’s contemporary music venue, Music Room.

This is a 12 month, fixed term, full time contract, and the salary for this post will be £19,500 per per annum.

Find more information and apply here

Training Opportunities

Training Opportunity Opportunities

Sound City Launch Training Programme

Deadline: 10/03/2021

Applications are now open for the Liverpool Sound City​ Launch Training Course; designed to give you the skills and tools to establish yourself and grow your audience, to fund your projects, and make a success of your music or creative idea.

Applicants must be 16-25 and a resident of the Liverpool or Manchester City regions.

Sound City’s mission along with its funding bodies is to attract and help those who have been left feeling marginalised but have keen aspirations to enter the music industry and make a difference. Please bear this criteria in mind when applying.

Find more information and apply here

Summer School for Young Composers National

Deadline: 06/04/2021

The Sound and Music Summer School is a week-long residential that gives you the opportunity to explore and develop your musical creativity. Whether you’re into songwriting or jazz, film music or classical, this is your chance to take things to the next level.

The 2021 Summer School will take place between Sunday 1st – Saturday 7th August.

We hope this year’s course will be residential, but our Plan B is to hold the week online, if COVID-19 is still restricting our lives.

Find more information and apply here

Learning resources from BEACON digital conference

Deadline: 30/06/2021

BEACON was a live streamed ‘digital conference’ focusing on how emerging artists can creatively grow their artist project after COVID. You can still access the recorded video webinars, masterclasses, short artist chats and specific conversations offering hope to artists who are looking to continue building their projects in 2021 and beyond. Just sign up via the link and yu will be sent access instructions and be added to the BEACON mailing list (a monthly newsletter rounding up additions to the resource bank, and other useful external artist resources).

Find more information and apply here

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