Fund title: PRS for Music Foundation: Open Fund

Focus of fund/fund aims:

To encourage the creation and enjoyment of quality, original music

Application deadline:

6 February, 8 May, 2 October 2017 (Stage 1 deadlines)

Fund description:

The PRS for Music Foundation provides funding for new music initiatives through various grants, awards and prizes. The Open Fund supports any music creator or not-for-profit organisation with a project which meets all three PRS priorities:

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

The Open Fund is split into two distinct strands:

Open Fund for Organisations – supports new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, curators and large performance groups. Projects must involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable songwriters, composers, solo artists, bands and performers of all backgrounds to develop creatively and professionally.

Open Fund for Music Creators – supports projects by songwriters, composers, artists, bands and performers who are writing their own music or commissioning others

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