Collaboration between musicians and creatives from other fields can create powerful results, however, financing these activities can be a barrier to making them a reality. Help Musicians can support you to develop your ideas and create a collaborative end product with music at its heart.
You can apply for up to £5,000 to undertake a UK-based collaboration between you and other non-music artists, for example storytellers, lighting designers, choreographers, technologists, scientists, gaming designers, theatre directors or visual artists.
There should be tangible results of the collaboration, such as a body of work created for an upcoming recording or a new performance. Ultimately, the project should push the boundaries of what you do as a music creator, exploring or testing something that you are not currently able to achieve without support.
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’re ready to start your music-led creative collaboration, but need to develop a certain skill through Skills Development to enhance your work, 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 £3,500 towards Music-led Creative Collaboration and £1,500 towards Developing Your Skills at one time.
- Both elements that you apply for need to 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.