Opportunities

Learn about various opportunities currently available that can support or be of value to local individuals and organisations in the LCR music sector including; funding opportunities, job vacancies and auditions, training and development prospects, and sector specific events.

If you have a relevant opportunities to share with the sector you can list them on this page my completing the form below.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Trust and Foundations Manager

Liverpool Philharmonic are looking to appoint a talented Trust and Foundations Manager to join our Fundraising Team.

We are looking for someone who loves to write copy that inspires and persuades.

This is a Part-time, flexible hours (25 hours per week) role with a salary of £21,424 per annum (£30k pro-rata).

The role will provide an option to work from home, with regular meetings at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Deadline: 22/09/2021 Apply Now

Ultimate Seminar 2021

The Ultimate Seminar aim is to educate and encourage today’s generation to become tomorrow’s leaders in their chosen field.

This exclusive seminar is one of a kind that inspires and enables attendees to learn valuable business skills, to gain insight into their chosen field and benefit from networking opportunities.

The Ultimate Seminar in partnership with Warner, Atlantic and Parlophone Records heads to Liverpool for its first ever regional event on

DATE: Saturday 25th September

VENUE: Liverpool Philharmonic Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BP

In association with LIMF Academy and sponsored by Live Nation, PPL,BMI & Spitfire Audio

Deadline: 25/09/2021 Apply Now

Sound Check training programme

Future Yard has just announced the next round of their Sound Check training programme.

2 x deadlines:

16-24 year olds – 30th August (begins 13th September on weekly Monday evenings with additional shadowing opportunities at live gigs)

14-15 year olds – 25th September (begins 2nd October on weekly Saturday mornings with additional shadowing opportunities at live gigs)

Deadline: 25/09/2021 Apply Now
Help Musicians

Help Musicians’ Coronavirus Financial Hardship Funding Phase 4

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.

Deadline: 30/09/2021 Apply Now
Arts Council England

Culture Recovery Fund

The Arts Council opened applications for a new Culture Recovery Fund, specifically to support organisations at imminent risk of failure until the end of the year.

Who can apply: Organisations who were financially sustainable before Covid-19 but are now at imminent risk of failure and have exhausted all other options for increasing their resilience.

Grant range: Between £25,000 and £3 million (£1 million for for-profit organisations)

Key dates:
Permission to apply requests will be accepted from 8 July 2021
Application Open Date: 12pm (midday), 12 July 2021
Application Deadline: 12pm (midday), 30 September 2021.

Deadline: 30/09/2021 Apply Now

Apply to play at Manchester Jazz Festival 2022

We’re busy planning for our event set to take place in late May 2022 and now we want to hear from you.

We’re a contemporary jazz festival and we champion artists playing original work – especially those living and working in the north west of England.

We are brave in our programming, constantly on the lookout for up and coming talent, and often give a platform to new and surprising music.

Deadline: 30/09/2021 Apply Now
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Programme Manager

Liverpool Philharmonic are excited to welcome applications for the role of Programme Manager. The Programme Manager works with the Head of Programme (Hall & Events) to programme and deliver a diverse and successful series of concerts and events at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall & Music Room. In addition, they are responsible for non-technical event advancing and administration associated with Liverpool Philharmonic’s event activities.

This is a full-time, permanent contract, with a working week of 35 hours. The salary for this post is £25,500 per annum.

Deadline: 01/10/2021 Apply Now
Key Change

Talent Development Programme for women and gender-minority music innovators and artists

Each year, Keychange recruits women and gender minority Artists and Innovators to take part in a year-long programme of development.

The focus of this programme is:

  1. To help you to get to the next stage in your career and realise your potential
  2. To bring about meaningful change across the music industry and help you to overcome the barriers you face because of your gender.
  3. To connect you to opportunities created by an international network of individuals, organisations and audiences

If you are selected to be part of the Keychange participant programme, you will join an exceptional network of women and gender minority artists and innovators.

Deadline: 04/10/2021 Apply Now
PRS Foundation

The Hitmaker Fund

The Hitmaker Fund offers an opportunity for songwriters and producers working in popular music genres to further develop their careers and writing/production with grants of between £5,000 – £10,000.

Applicants must be: Songwriters (behind the scenes creators of new music who don’t also perform or produce), or Producers (those working on production who contribute to the songwriting process and are acknowledged as writers).

Deadline: 06/10/2021 Apply Now
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Box Office Assistant

Liverpool Philharmonic are excited to welcome applications for a Box Office Assistant. The appointed candidate will provide an efficient ticketing service for all Philharmonic Hall promotions with the objective of maximising ticket sales in association with the Marketing Team.

This is a variable hours contract. On average, we anticipate that the work will be approximately 12-15 hours per week.

The salary for this post is £9.50 per hour, the Real Living Wage.

Deadline: 06/10/2021 Apply Now
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Marketing Manager

Liverpool Philharmonic are seeking to appoint a Marketing Manager on a full-time contract for an initial period of 6 months. The principal role will be to market concerts and events at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, with a particular focus on the classical music programme.

The contracted hours for this post will be 35 hours per week, with a salary of £24,000 – £25,500 per annum, depending on experience. Flexible and part-time working options will also be considered.

Deadline: 07/10/2021 Apply Now
PRS Foundation

The Open Fund For Organisations

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.

Deadline: 18/10/2021 Apply Now
PRS Foundation

The Open Fund For Music Creators

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.

Deadline: 18/10/2021 Apply Now
Help Musicians

MOBO Help Musicians Fund

The MOBO Help Musicians Fund exists to facilitate opportunities for musicians making Hip Hop, Grime, R&B, Soul, music of African origin, Reggae, Jazz and Gospel.

Whether you need financial support to get into the studio, business advice to help market your new release, investment into merchandise to elevate your brand or a grant to hire your dream session musicians, the MOBO Help Musicians Fund may be able to support you.

The MOBO Help Musicians Fund offers a package of support including: £3,000 grant towards music project, 1:1 business advice sessions tailored to each awardee’s individual needs and 1:1 health consultation with British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) professionals.

Deadline: 22/11/2021 Apply Now
Help Musicians

Help Musicians – Do It Differently Fund

Do It Differently Fund exists to support musicians to create new music, develop their skills, and build income streams and business skills to drive their careers forward with the tools they need, regardless of genre or career stage.

Whether you need financial support to get into the studio, business advice to help market your new release, investment into merchandise to elevate your brand or a grant to hire your dream session musicians, Do It Differently Fund may be able to support you.

Deadline: 22/11/2021 Apply Now
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