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Applications For The Next Round of HMUK’s Do It Differently Fund Have Opened

Help Musicians UK (HMUK) have opened their Do It Differently Fund for another round of applications on 15 February, offering support for professional musicians of all genres and disciplines.

Published: 17 February 2021 | 3:54 PM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:32 PM
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The aim behind the fund is to help musicians to be able to continue to create and develop during this time when they are unable to perform. Photo credit: Shutterstock

The Do It Differently Fund will be taking applications from professional musicians, with a focus on independent music creators who are controlling one or more aspects of their career (e.g. self-managing, self-releasing, self-producing), until 15 March.

Awardees of the grant will receive:

  • £3,000 in financial support towards creative output
  • 1:1 business advice sessions tailored to your needs and delivered via experienced music industry professionals, as coordinated by ThinkMusic
  • 1:1 health consultation with British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) professionals, covering all aspects of a musician’s health, including physical and mental health needs and specialist referrals where required

This is the fourth round of HMUK’s Do It Differently Fund, which aims to help musicians to be able to continue to create and develop during this time when they are unable to perform.

To find out more about the fund, including eligibility criteria, and to apply online, see HMUK’s website.

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