When applying for music and career support from Help Musicians, there are five different areas of support you can apply for thought the year.
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.
"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.
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 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?
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.