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Our work in 2020: Providing a lifetime of support when it's needed most
James Ainscough
Chief Executive Officer - Help Musicians
16th March 2021

As we hit the first anniversary of Covid’s devastating impact on the music ecosystem, let’s take a moment to reflect on how the crisis has hurt musicians; those who make the music that has sustained the entire nation through the crisis.

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.

Risk Assessment in your creative activity planning
Abi McQuater
Musicians' Development Officer, Help Musicians
27th August 2020

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?

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An easy, step-by-step guide to filling out a funding application
Barnaby Duff
Creative Programme Officer
18th November 2019

When you’re applying for funding with Help Musicians, you're asked three fundamental questions: your past (your bio), your present (your project) and your future (the impact of your project). Creative Programme Officer Barnaby Duff talks you through each one in this helpful step-by-step guide. 

Applying for financial support using a video application
Help Musicians
Help Musicians
9th September 2019

The dos and don'ts of putting together a strong video application

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.