In a world that can feel increasingly divided, the music community came together to help the musicians who make the music that carried us through this crisis, says James Ainscough, Help Musicians CEO.
Applying for creative funding during a pandemic requires adaptability, creativity and contingency planning, Creative Programme Officer, Abi McQuater explains.
Change (as we are experiencing now) is intrinsically linked to anxiety. Helen Brice, a psychotherapist specialising in working with musicians and performers, offers some practical mindfulness.
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.
Opera singer Bibi Heal was supported by the Fusion Fund to create Song Surgery, a project that explored the use of poetry and music to improve mental health and wellbeing. Here she reflects on how Fusion gave her the freedom to research and develop the project, as well as how she is adapting the project to suit the current climate of self-isolation.
James McAulay is the Co-founder & CEO of Encore, an online tool for finding and booking musicians for live events. He explains why he's decided to race three triathlons in support of Help Musicians this year.