PRS for Music Foundation: The Open Fund for Organisations

Arts & Culture

The PRS for Music Foundation’s Open Fund for Organisations supports new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators and large performance groups (for example, orchestras, choirs, jazz bands or folk groups with 12 or more performers).

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

Support is available to any organisation whose project fits with all three funding priorities:

  1. To support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding new music in any genre
  2. To enable the UK’s most talented music creators to realise their potential
  3. To inspire audiences

Through The Open Fund, the Foundations supports high quality new music projects which have tangible musical outcomes and a clearly defined start and end date.

The Fund is available to any not-for-profit organisation based in the UK with an eligible project. This includes:

  • Promoters
  • Festivals
  • Orchestras and large ensembles
  • Talent development or composer development organisations
  • Venues
  • Curators

The Open Fund for Organisations offers grants of up to £10,000. Funding includes support of:

  • touring
  • recording
  • promotion and marketing
  • commissions of new music by UK-based creators
  • exciting community projects involving high-quality music creators
  • music creator residencies
  • live programmes featuring new UK music

The 2018 deadlines will be announced in due course.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

 

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