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Help Musicians
Help Musicians
9th April 2021

business advice sessions

Apply for financial support towards creative activity
Help Musicians
Help Musicians
9th April 2021

When applying for creative support from Help Musicians, there are four distinct strands available throughout the year.

Writing a budget in your application
Help Musicians
Help Musicians
9th April 2021

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. 

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.

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.

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.