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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.

“Support like Transmission Fund is vital to enabling us to share the power of music with others.” Awardee Caro C shares her story
Caro C
Composer, Producer and Performer
2nd January 2020

Caro C is a composer, producer and performer, and a recent recipient of Help Musicians’ Transmission Fund, which supported her unique development needs and allowed her to progress as a music creator. Enabled by our funding, her time with creative coach Heidi Chadwick is a great example of just how bespoke the Transmission Fund’s support can be. 

We caught up with Helena Kay, Peter Whittingham Jazz Award winner of 2017
Helena Kay
2017 Peter Whittingham Jazz Award
17th September 2018

Hear from Helena on what she’s been up to since receiving the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award of £5,000.

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.

Sveta and Slava reach new audiences with their Music à la Carte voting app
Sveta and Slava
Musical duo
20th March 2018

HMUK-supported artists Sveta & Slava talk about why they’ve developed an app that allows audiences to vote on the music they’d like to hear.

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Kathryn Williams
Flautist
11th May 2017

Kathryn is a flautist based in Manchester. Help Musicians UK supported Kathryn last year when she was in need of a sinus operation to enable her to carry on playing.