Grants to Help UK Black Music Creators through COVID-19 Difficulties

The PRS Foundation is supporting artists, songwriters and composers to create and develop when they need it most. The Sustaining Creativity Fund is designed for music creators experiencing hardship from loss of work due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The funder has adapted the current round (round 3) to provide targeted support for Black music creators who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is one immediate step in a commitment by the funder to making meaningful changes to PRS Foundation programmes. The funder encourages applications from Black music creators, working in any genre and at any career level, who have been experiencing hardship from a loss of work due to COVID-19.

The fund will help those from any genre to continue their work using a new model to support music making. The aim is to allow creators to spend time writing, recording, collaborating, innovating and making creative plans.

Grants of £750 will be available, to be spent on anything that enables music creators to continue to create exceptional new music.

UK-based Black music creators who have already started their careers and are now experiencing a significant impact on their income may apply. Where a band is formed of Black and non-Black members, the funder will only accept applications from Black band members.

The deadline for applications is 10 August 2020.

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