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Help Musicians
Help Musicians
9th April 2021

business advice sessions

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Writing a budget in your application
Help Musicians
Help Musicians
9th April 2021

We know a budget can be tricky, but it’s also incredibly useful for focusing and understanding your plans. Use your timeline as a prompt while you work through this, making sure you account for all costs at each step. 

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Writing about the impact on your career in your application
Help Musicians
Help Musicians
9th April 2021

What is this? 

This is where you help us understand why your proposed activity will be an important step for your career at this point. Explain what you are trying to achieve in the short and long-term, and how this proposal will benefit your progression as a music creator.  

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Our work in 2020: Providing a lifetime of support when it's needed most
James Ainscough
Chief Executive Officer - Help Musicians
16th March 2021

As we hit the first anniversary of Covid’s devastating impact on the music ecosystem, let’s take a moment to reflect on how the crisis has hurt musicians; those who make the music that has sustained the entire nation through the crisis.

Help: but is it enough!
Graham Sheffield
Chairman of Help Musicians
11th March 2021

"For all of us, 2020 was one of the most challenging years in our collective history, and it certainly was within the 99 year history of Help Musicians, as we enter our centenary year."

Graham Sheffield delivers a speech at the Association of British Orchestras conference 2021.

Her Ensemble: How Help Musicians’ Coronavirus Hardship Fund helped Ellie Consta set up UK’s first all-female string orchestra
Ellie Consta
Violinist and founder of Her Ensemble
8th March 2021

The events of March 2020 pressed pause on live music and in the classical world, orchestras across the globe downed their instruments. However, in hardship creativity can flourish, and it was during this time that violinist Ellie Consta was inspired to form UK’s first all-female and non-binary string orchestra: Her Ensemble.