PRS Foundation launches new fund for early career music promoters

April 15, 2024

A new initiative targeted at supporting early career music promoters in England has been announced by PRS Foundation, Arts Council England and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

The ambitious new Early Career Promoter Fund recognises the vital role independent promoters play in supporting talent development across England and within the night time economy. 

The initiative offers grant funding and capacity building support, with the aim of bolstering the grassroots music ecosystem. 

Grants of up to £3,500 will be available to support a range of activity, including: 

  • The booking, programming and promotion of gigs, concerts, club nights, showcases, tours and other performances
  • Costs associated with those activities (including venue hire, production, artist and/or DJ fees, crew fees, administration and other related costs)
  • Capacity building (including mentoring, coaching, shadowing, workshops, masterclasses and other skill building and networking opportunities)
  • Other expenditure which helps grantees to programme a diverse range of artists, develop new audiences and build their skills.