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Third Round of PRS Foundation’s Sustaining Creativity Fund Opens to Support Black Musicians

This targeted round of funding recognises the Black music community is disproportionately impacted by Covid-19, and is open for applications from UK-based Black music creators from 16 July to 10 August.

Published: 21 July 2020 | 12:00 AM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:31 PM
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Grants of £750 will be made available, to support outstanding talent in flexible ways. Photo: Shutterstock

PRS Foundation’s Sustaining Creativity Fund has opened for a third wave of applications, with support from Spotify’s Covid-19 Music Relief Fund, and generous donations from music fans and the music industry.

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 PRS Foundation’s open call. Grants of £750 will be made available, to support outstanding talent in flexible ways. Additionally, a £250 top-up amount is available for applicants with access needs.

Musicians should apply through PRS Foundation’s website before the deadline of 10 August.

Minorities will be hardest hit by the economic impact of the pandemic

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.

For this deadline, PRS Foundation is partnering with six dynamic Black-led music organisations:

For more guidance on eligibility criteria and how to apply, see PRS Foundation’s website.

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