2019 Fusion and Transmission Fund open

Help Musicians UK (HMUK) is proud to announce that both the Fusion Fund and Transmission Fund have reopened for 2019 applications. The funds support professional development for UK-based emerging and professional musicians over 18 from any genre in two distinct ways: Fusion Fund supports professional musicians to undertake projects that develop and test new work, ideas or potential career directions through inspiring periods of collaborative research and development. As recent awardee Alekxandr said: ‘Fusion Fund is such a brilliant and unique opportunity for artists to grow and diversify. I’m so…

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Help Musicians UK announces innovative three-year partnership with the Association of British Orchestras

Help Musicians UK (HMUK)’s chairman Graham Sheffield announced a three-year partnership with the Association of British Orchestras (ABO) at the organisation’s annual conference in Belfast, where HMUK was the official charity partner. The new strategic pairing will see HMUK become the inaugural charity partner of ABO by continuing its support at future ABO events in Manchester next year and London in 2021. HMUK will also support the ABO’s professional development programmes, created for ambitious managers and musicians in the sector to drive their own knowledge, skills and profile. Help Musicians…

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Help Musicians UK Kicks Off UK Funding Advice Tour

Receiving funding at a pivotal time in a music career can make all the difference to an artist. Help Musicians UK wants a world where musicians thrive and supporting them to apply for funding is a big part of the charity’s vision. From February 7-28, HMUK will be on the road giving one-to-one funding advice sessions across the country. The personal, 30-minute advice sessions will be conducted by HMUK Creative Programme Officer Joe Danher and will be an opportunity for artists to ask for guidance on how to perfect their…

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HMUK partners with Independent Venue Week 2019 to launch its new ‘Live Music, Help Musicians’ campaign

Help Musicians UK’s latest campaign, ‘Live Music, Help Musicians’, will support artist wellbeing backstage with bespoke ‘healthy venue packs’, accredited Mental Health First Aid training and a nationwide grassroots music venue research initiative. 2019 marks the third consecutive year Independent Venue Week (IVW) and HMUK have worked together but will act as the launch for ‘Live Music, Help Musicians’. The innovative new campaign will support the health and wellbeing of artists backstage at over 230 grassroots music venues across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland during IVW, taking place this…

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Help Musicians UK’s new Do It Differently Fund announces first 22 awardees

Help Musicians UK celebrate the first 22 music creators who have received funding from the our first ever Do it Differently Fund – totalling over £59,000 distributed. Do it Differently was created by HMUK in partnership with BAPAM (British Association for Performing Arts Medicine) and ThinkMusic to champion the UK’s exceptional DIY talent. It provides the most comprehensive suite of support yet across creative, business and wellbeing for independently-driven music creators. Launched in October this year, Do it Differently received 460 applications, the highest number of applications for a single…

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