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How to build a strong case for PR costs in your funding application
Barnaby Duff
Creative Programme Officer
18th November 2020

But how do you budget for marketing and PR? There is a balance to be struck when it comes to having the right amount of ‘PR push’ within your campaign, and  explaining how you will apply PR is crucial to a successful funding application, Creative Programme Officer, Barnaby Duff explains.

Risk Assessment in your creative activity planning
Abi McQuater
Musicians' Development Officer, Help Musicians
27th August 2020

Risk assessment and mitigation planning is vital at the best of times when planning a tour or, live project - let alone, in the current climate. Whilst we adjust to the live touring scene post-Brexit and keep tabs on Covid 19 restrictions across the world, the very nature of what it means to ‘get on the road’ and the means through which we can do this requires adapting. But how can you plan for this?

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Add to your creative toolkit with support from Help Musicians’ Transmission Fund
Barnaby Duff
Creative Programme Officer
30th April 2020

Transmission Fund offers grants for short periods of development, including online courses, 1:1 coaching, conference attendance, songwriting academies and masterclasses. Having been adapted for a socially-distanced landscape, Help Musicians’ Creative Programme Officer Barnaby Duff explains how the Transmission Fund might be able to assist your career, even in lockdown.

“Support like Transmission Fund is vital to enabling us to share the power of music with others.” Awardee Caro C shares her story
Caro C
Composer, Producer and Performer
2nd January 2020

Caro C is a composer, producer and performer, and a recent recipient of Help Musicians’ Transmission Fund, which supported her unique development needs and allowed her to progress as a music creator. Enabled by our funding, her time with creative coach Heidi Chadwick is a great example of just how bespoke the Transmission Fund’s support can be. 

An easy, step-by-step guide to filling out a funding application
Barnaby Duff
Creative Programme Officer
18th November 2019

When you’re applying for funding with Help Musicians, you're asked three fundamental questions: your past (your bio), your present (your project) and your future (the impact of your project). Creative Programme Officer Barnaby Duff talks you through each one in this helpful step-by-step guide. 

Joe Danher on how to submit an excellent Do It Differently Fund budget
Joe Danher
Creative Programme Officer
30th April 2019

Our Creative Programme Officer Joe Danher is back again with tips about how to make sure your Do It Differently Fund application has the best chance of succeeding – this time, he’s looking at how to put together a strong budget for your project.