PRS for Music Foundation announces today (Thursday 7th April 2016) 22 organisations from across the UK which have been selected as PRS Foundation Talent Development Partners for 2016. These organisations are working at the frontline of talent development in the UK, supporting a broad range of individual music creators across different music genres and UK regions. This reflects PRS Foundation’s commitment to supporting composers and songwriters of all backgrounds either through direct investment or by helping organisations which nurture music creators and promote their music to audiences at home and overseas.
PRS Foundation’s Talent Development partners have been selected for the quality and range of opportunities they are offering in their region/music specialism and the year-round impact their work is having on the music creators they support. Each Talent Development Partner will receive a grant from the Foundation for their year-round activity. Partners will also act as PRS Foundation Ambassadors, signposting music creators not currently aware of our support to our funds for individual music creators (e.g. our Open Fund, our Composers Fund, Women Make Music and Momentum).
Vanessa Reed, Executive Director of PRS for Music Foundation said,
“We are proud to be supporting such a strong and diverse group of organisations which have the needs of talented UK music creators at the centre of their plans. I look forward to following each partner’s projects and initiatives as well as helping this network to share insight into the current challenges facing individual artists across the UK and increasing opportunities for a broader range of artists to receive the help they deserve at crucial moments in their career.”
The 22 organisations supported are: Serious, Sage Gateshead, Oh Yeah Music Centre, Urban Development, Roundhouse, Manchester Jazz Festival, Mahogany Opera Group, Psappha, Britten Sinfonia, Cheltenham Festivals, Generator North East, Heart n Soul, Café OTO, Sound Festival, LIMF Academy, FOCUS Wales, Punch Records, English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), Sound and Music, Cryptic, SONIG Youth Music Industry, Brownswood Music.
Visit www.prsformusicfoundation.com to find out more about Talent Development Partners and other funding opportunities.