Arts and music funding opportunities

A message plopped into our inbox the other day. “Here’s a few arts and music funding sources that readers may be interested in,” it said, and included the following list.

Presenting arts made by older people.
The  Baring Foundation’s Arts Programme is supporting arts organisations already producing and presenting arts made by older people. You need to be a not for profit organization with an annual income of at least £50,000 and have already undertaken high quality work led by, or involving, older people.

Established youth and/or media focused organisations.
Mediabox, a Department for Children, Schools and Families fund aims to enable disadvantaged 13-19 year olds to develop and produce creative media projects, using print, television, film, radio or online platforms. Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available.

Creative freedom in music.
The Performing Rights Society Foundation for New Music, the UK’s only independent funder of new music across all genres, has announced that its £50,000 New Music Award is now open to entries.

The BBC Performing Arts Fund.
A funding scheme for choirs and other singing groups. Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available to adult or youth choirs of 8 or more individual singers.

Youth Music
Grants of between £5,000 and £30,000 are available to support projects that provide structured, regular and progressive music-making activities for children and young people.

BBC Performing Arts Fund – Choral Ambition
A funding scheme of £500 – £5,000 for choirs and other singing groups.

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