4th April 2022

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Creative Collaboration Funding for UK Musicians open for applications

Funding is available for professional musicians in the UK to undertake a UK-based collaboration with other non-music artists.

Collaboration between musicians and creatives such as lighting designers, choreographers and visual artists can make music even more powerful. However, Help Musicians understands that financing these activities can be a barrier to making them a reality. The purpose of the Music-led Creative Collaboration programme, therefore, is to provide financial support to help develop new ideas and create a collaborative end product with music at its heart.

Applications will be accepted from professional UK musicians of all genres and disciplines aged 18+ to support collaboration with other non-music artists, eg storytellers, lighting designers, choreographers, technologists, scientists, gaming designers, theatre directors or visual artists.

As an individual the applicant may be an instrumentalist, composer, producer, conductor, vocalist or singer-songwriter etc. Bands or ensembles comprising six members or fewer are also eligible.

Eligible costs and activities include:

  • Venue and rehearsal space.
  • Recording costs (live or documentation – but not studio recording).
  • Travel.
  • Access.
  • Accommodation.
  • Fees for musicians, artists or collaborators’ time to allow for collaboration to happen.
  • Any other reasonable costs associated with creative collaboration.

There should be an end result of the collaboration, such as a body of work created for an upcoming recording or a new performance.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

Applications may be made at any time.

Help Musicians | Music-led creative collaboration