Career development bursaries awarded to Future Bubblers Alumni to support growth in lockdown

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From left to right: Kiddus, Quko, Forest Law, HMD. 

Six graduates of the Future Bubblers scheme will receive further support from Help Musicians to bolster their creative development during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In what marks the charity’s fifth year of collaboration on the Future Bubblers development programme, each artist will receive a £1,000 grant to help them sustain a career in music, despite the many challenges posed by lockdown and social distancing restrictions.

As part of a competitive process, Future Bubblers alumni candidates were able to apply for coaching sessions, recording costs, promotion, the purchase of software/ hardware and more.

Artists funded this year include HMD, Forest Law, Quko, Kiddus, An Alien Called Harmony and KinKai.

Awardee Forest Law said: I'm overjoyed to be receiving this second Future Bubblers bursary. The first had such a huge impact on my career and artistic development by allowing me to fund the formation of my live band, eventually getting me signed. I'll be using the money from this award to continue that momentum by investing in the expansion of my musical knowledge, creative practices and online audience.

Future Bubblers is an expansion of the Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Music network, which aims to discover and nurture music talent from across the UK. The scheme provides an inclusive network of resources for up-and-coming artists and offers them the opportunity to partner up with prominent industry mentors.

Applications for Year 6 of the Future Bubblers programme are now open – apply or “Recommend a Future Bubbler” here.

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