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Greater Manchester Combined Authority has granted 60 micro commissions worth £500.

After weeks of lobbying MPs and Ministers, the MU has welcomed the package of help that the Government has announced for the self-employed.

The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) have set themselves up to begin running their training events online, with course topics ranging from vocal health to injury prevention and keeping mentally well.

Un-Convention Manchester is a conference for those who create and champion independent music. They are offering a 50% discount on tickets to MU members.

An electronic music heritage event in Manchester on 23 November 2019 – with expert talks and live performances celebrating the life of Delia Derbyshire, a pioneering musician and composer of electronic music.

Opera North are seeking applications from music-makers and composers from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds living in the north of England for their third programme of Resonance residencies, supported by PRS Foundation.

The Festival Congress is AIF's annual flagship event, a two-day conference and Independent Festival Awards and the largest gathering of independent festival organisers in the UK, with between 350-400 industry delegates expected to attend in 2019.

Following the agreement being implemented in 2018 for a 3 year period.