Do it Differently Fund for Music Creators – New Round Open

Provided by Help Musicians UK (HMUK), the Do It Differently Fund has been created following research into the support needs of musicians in the UK. The Fund is designed to:

enable creative independence for music creators;

offer a holistic package of support with professional development; and

encourage new habits and good practices of sustainable wellbeing for recording and touring musicians.

Support is available to help independent, entrepreneurial music creators build their career, with grants of £500 – £3,000 to fund professional development opportunities and creative projects at a crucial point in their career.

The programme can support opportunities relating to Recording & Releasing and Touring & Live Development including PR & marketing costs, time to create and access to creative spaces.

In addition, successful applicants will be able to access a suite of wellbeing and development services worth up to £2,000, including business development sessions, education around “healthy” touring practices, online CBT and wellbeing tools, specialist hearing assessment, bespoke hearing protection and short-term treatment of performance related conditions.

UK-based professional musicians of all genres and disciplines may apply. The focus is on independent music creators who are controlling one or more aspects of their career (eg self-managing, self-releasing, self-producing).

The next deadline for applications 7 October 2019.

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