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Opera singer Bibi Heal reflects on how the Fusion Fund helped her investigate the possibilities of a creative idea
Bibi Heal
Opera singer
6th April 2020

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. 

A brief history of Help Musicians’ named awards
Bex Ransom
Creative Programme Officer
3rd February 2020

Help Musicians has supported the costs of music education since our founding in 1921. In fact, apart from during the outbreak of World War 2, we have given awards to UK conservatoire students for nearly 100 years. Creative Programme Officer Bex Ransom explains the history behind some of our existing named awards.

Female Voices in Musical Theatre: How our Transmission Fund helped Wigmore & Green’s musical theatre careers
Caroline Wigmore
Musical theatre writer
13th December 2019

Jen Green and Caroline Wigmore are musical theatre writers and recent recipients of Help Musicians’ Transmission Fund, which helped them at a crucial point in their development, both as artists and as women working in theatre. Caroline has written a blog to tell us more about their experience at SHE Festival New York this past June, presenting their new show, ‘The Bachelor Girls’.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019: Why we listen to musicians in need
Joe Hastings
Head of Health and Welfare
16th May 2019

To highlight Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, our Head of Health & Welfare, Joe Hastings, writes about how Music Minds Matter and our Health & Welfare team both play crucial roles in the lives of musicians. 

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.

Doing it the Feversham Way: Music as core - bucking the trend
Graham Sheffield
Chairman
8th February 2019

A personal view from Graham Sheffield, Chair of Help Musicians UK