Wales and Scotland join PRS musicians fund
The PRS Foundation is joining forces with Arts Council of Wales and the Welsh Government to fund talented emerging musicians through development grants.
The initiative, known as the Momentum Music Fund, will offer grants of between £5,000- £15,000 to acts.
Creative Scotland is also supporting a similar scheme under the Momentum Music Fund label. And the news in Wales means that the system is now UK wide.
Artists must be at a ‘tipping point’ in their careers, showing current progression and growth with significant potential to continue developing.
The fund has alrady supported artists like Anna Meredith, Years & Years, Little Simz, Public Service Broadcasting, Bugzy Malone, Yungen, Lapsley and Oh Wonder.
Vanessa Reed, CEO at PRS Foundation said, “ This collaboration between Welsh Government, Arts Council of Wales and Creative Scotland with PRS Foundation, PPL and Spotify is a great example of the music industry collaborating with government as proposed by the recent DCMS and BEIS Creative Industries Sector Deal. “
Lisa Matthews-Jones, Portfolio Manager at Arts Council of Wales said, “Providing opportunities for Welsh talent from all backgrounds to fulfil their potential is a huge priority for us.”
Since 2013 the Momentum Music Fund has supported over 270 artists, over 160 new albums and more than 170 totalling over 1,000 UK live dates.
The next deadline for application submissions is 29 May 2018. To find out more information please visit www.prsfoundation.com.