Help Musicians re-opens 360 degree Do It Differently Fund

Help Musicians is encouraging independently-driven musicians seeking funding across creative output, business development and health & wellbeing to apply to its Do It Differently Fund, the third round of which opened today.  Created in response to the charity’s research into the need for holistic support among DIY artists, the fund provides each awardee up to £3,000 towards creative output, and a further £2,000 towards one-to-one business guidance, led by ThinkMusic, and wellbeing tools from Help Musicians and BAPAM (British Association for Performing Arts Medicine). Help Musicians is also very pleased to…

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Help Musicians re-opens £10,000 fund for promising emerging jazz performers

Help Musicians has opened the 2019 application process for a £10,000 jazz fund, the renowned Peter Whittingham Jazz Award. Open to jazz musicians from all walks of life, the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award seeks out the most exciting and innovative emerging jazz artists who have the creativity, ambition and commitment to develop a sustainable career in jazz. As part of Help Musicians’ commitment to accessibility, the charity encourages applications from those who are currently underrepresented in jazz such as women, people with disabilities and individuals from black, Asian, and minority…

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Help Musicians supports over 100 students with music education costs this year

Help Musicians is proud to announce that 103 students from across the UK will receive support towards their music studies this year through its Postgraduate, Ian Fleming Musical Theatre and Sybil Tutton Opera Awards. As part of the charity’s commitment to providing accessible, equitable and inclusive application routes to funding opportunities, Help Musicians altered the application process to come directly from the students in need, rather than the previous conservatoire nominations process. The aim was to empower students, alleviate some of the administrative burden within higher education institutions and ensure that…

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Help Musicians’ funding advice tour returns to even more places across the UK

After the success of the Help Musicians advice session tour earlier this year, the Creative Programme team is gearing-up to make round two of the tour bigger and better, with 13 different venues across the UK being visited this time around. Between 13 August to 5 September, the Creative Programme team will be on the road to give musicians one-to-one, 30-minute advice sessions. Artists will be given a chance to ask for guidance and advice on how to submit an outstanding funding application and will be able to get tips…

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Wisebuddah, Elevate Music and Help Musicians are launching a new podcast to support musicians in their careers

Award-winning content company Wisebuddah, evidence-based health and wellbeing service Elevate Music and independent music charity Help Musicians are launching a new podcast to support musicians in their careers. Launching on 15 July, the Elevate Music Podcast aims to educate and inform musicians about the common wellbeing and health issues they may face, equipping them with the tools they need to manage and prevent problems when developing their careers.  The podcast focuses on a range of different themes across 15 episodes, including mental and vocal health; hearing problems; stage fright; drugs and alcohol; social…

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