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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.

What to expect from the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award
Sam Healey
Skeltr
23rd September 2020

In 2019, at a crucial point in his career, Manchester-based Sam Healey’s punk-jazz group Skeltr received the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award. Here, Healey tells us about why he knew he was ready to apply, his audition and the positive ripple effect the Award has had on his career trajectory.

Why I’m racing three triathlons in 2019 for Help Musicians
James McAulay
Co-founder & CEO of Encore
20th August 2019

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. 

Kayla Painter talks Future Bubblers and funding applications
Kayla Painter
Musician
9th August 2018

Kayla Painter is  a current year 3 Future Bubbler who has recently received support through Help Musicians UK with a £1,000 alumni bursary toward her professional development. Kayla took the time to tell us about how she’ll use her bursary, her experience on the Future Bubblers scheme and advice on applying for funding programmes.

Alison shares her experiences of hearing loss
Alison Beck
Jazz, gospel and session singer & composer
25th October 2017

Hear from Alison, who received a grant from HMUK to pay for a specialist musician's hearing aid, as she talks about the taboo subject of hearing loss in the music industry. 

Looking to the future for Help Musicians Scotland
Claire Gevaux
Creative Director
11th April 2017

As the charity approaches it centenary year in 2021, we are committed to be truly representative of the music sector, increasing our presence in the nations and regions of the UK, being inclusive to every genre and reaching a diverse range of musicians and those working in the broader industry.