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The MU is offering support for members who are applying for Arts Council England (ACE) Project Grants or to the ACE’s Developing Your Creative Practice fund. This is open to all union members based in the UK who are looking to fund activities in England, including student members.

How to claim your member benefit

Once you have finished drafting your application form, you can send it to us in order that an independent funding advisor can check it prior to you submitting it – please email your draft to

You may also find the two guides we commissioned from Jess Partridge useful:

Plus, members can catch up with this webinar on funding applications, full of tips and advice to make your application a success, and read the Unsigned Guide’s 2022 Guide to Funding.

Funding news

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Grace Wyndham Goldie Trust Fund Opens for Applications

The Grace Wyndham Goldie (BBC) Trust Fund was created in memory of Grace Wyndham Goldie. It provides assistance for people currently or previously in broadcasting or an associated activity, their children and dependants.

Published: 21 April 2022

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Beware the Buyout

Companies commissioning media composers are now more likely to ask for a buyout – but is that always the best option for music writers or musicians?

Published: 11 April 2022

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