At any point in your career, you can really benefit from learning new skills, taking time to hone your craft, learn a new style or work with peers and mentors to grow and develop as creators.
We can offer you up to £1,500 to help you take advantage of opportunities that enhance your skills or artistic practice. This could be a virtual conference to learn more about the industry, an online course to enhance your skills, one-to-one coaching or perhaps some time to work with a mentor.
This support is specific to your career needs, so you can specify opportunities relevant to your own circumstances and ambitions - whatever you need to feel confident in making your next move.
Full application guide available here.
Is this for me?
Applications are open to professional UK musicians aged 18+ of any genre or discipline. As an individual you may be an instrumentalist, composer, producer, conductor, vocalist or singer-songwriter etc. Bands or ensembles consisting of six members or fewer are also eligible.
See the full eligibility and application FAQ here.
When making an application please select 'Creative Activities' on the form
We want you to tell us what you need support with. So, if you need to, you can combine the types of support you apply for. For example, if you want to learn how to mix and master your own record, but you’re also ready to record your next EP through Record & Release, then you can apply for both types of support at the same time.
There are two key factors that you need to bear in mind:
- The total must not exceed £5,000. For example, you could apply for £3,000 towards Recording & Releasing music and £1,500 towards Developing Your Skills at one time.
- The two combined elements must work together to form one plan.
Join a free Get Set session for advice on filling in an application
You may find it helpful to look through our Advice for Funding Applications for guidance on how to apply. You can also hear about how we support music creators, get top tips for your application and ask the team questions in our monthly, online Get Set Sessions. You can sign up to attend a session here.