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Fund title: Arts Council: Supporting Grassroots Live Music

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Grants for venues and promoters that host and/or promote live music events, for projects that support them to deliver their work bringing live music to the public

Application deadline:

31 March 2022

Fund description:

The Arts Council has a ring-fenced budget of £1.5 million until 31 March 2022 available within National Lottery Project Grants specifically to support the grassroots music sector.

This funding is available to those whose main function is to host and/or promote live music events in venues. There is a particular focus on the grassroots music sector – those working with new, developing talent in small to mid-size venues.

Promoters and venues working with all types of musical types and genres are welcome to apply especially those that bring the full spectrum of contemporary popular music genres to live audiences. This includes electronic, hip-hop, grime, indie, metal, punk, pop and rock, as well as projects that develop diverse approaches to music programming, incorporating for example classical, jazz, folk, and/or world music alongside contemporary pop.

You can apply for between £1,000 and £40,000, for projects up to three years long. The funding can be used towards artistic programming and audience development, activities to improve the resilience of your venue, buying equipment and small building projects.

Note that individual bands, managers or agents looking for grants to tour work cannot apply for these grants but may be eligible for other funding from the Arts Council.

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