IN SUPPORT OF #GIRBLK
PRS Foundation’s third round of Sustaining Creativity Fund to support exciting Black music creators affected by COVID-19
Set up thanks to Spotify’s COVID-19 Music Relief Fund and generous donations from music fans and the music industry, the Sustaining Creativity Fund is designed for music creators experiencing hardship from loss of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, helping exciting talent to do what they do best and using a new model to support music-making, however that looks.
This targeted round of funding recognises the Black music community is disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, that the economic impact of the pandemic will hit minorities hardest, and the concern that outstanding Black talent has been less able to access hardship funding over recent months.
UK-based Black music creators working in any genre and at any career level whose music careers have been impacted by COVID-19 can apply to our open call.
Grants of £750 are available to each grantee to enable the creation of exceptional new music by spending time writing, recording, collaborating, innovating or making creative plans. Additionally, a £250 top-up amount is available for applicants with access needs.
Black music creators can apply from 16th July 2020 via PRS Foundation’s website, where there is further guidance on applying. The deadline for applications to be submitted by is 10th August 2020 at 6pm.