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PRS Foundation launches new fund for early career music promoters

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 fund recognises the vital role independent promoters play in supporting talent development across England and within the night time economy. 

It 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 and associated costs, capacity building including mentoring and coaching and other expenditure which helps grantees to programme a diverse range of artists, develop new audiences and build their skills.

Arts Council England Grassroots music fund

Funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport as part of the UK Government’s Creative industries sector vision, £5 million has been invested to support Grassroots Music.

As part of this, the Supporting Grassroots Music fund will specifically support rehearsal and recording studios, promoters, festivals, and venues for live and electronic music performance.

For further information visit the Arts Council England website.

One Front Door Training

One Front Door supports employers and the unemployed. If you are unemployed they can help you find work, training and find out about the support services available in Bristol.

If you’re an employer, they can help you fill your vacancies, get support and develop a more inclusive workforce.

And for support provider organisations they can help you reach the people who need your help.

The service is free and available to everyone in the city of Bristol. Priority is given to residents who are currently unemployed.

For further information visit the One front door website.

WECA Apprenticeships

West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has a dedicated skills portal where you can find the right support, quickly and easily.

Here you can search the skills, training and employment services available in the West of England.

Visit the WECA Skills Portal.

Everything you need to know about our apprenticeship and training programmes that combine on -the-job training and learning.

Where’s It To? Initiative

The Bristol City Council Economic Development Team are spearheading a proactive campaign to support local high streets named Where’s It To?

Support your local traders by sharing your neighbourhood and tag @shoplocalbris for a reshare by the city’s economic development team.

Vacant Commercial Property Scheme

The Vacant Commercial Property Scheme is discretionary and aims to repurpose currently empty commercial properties, and bring new types of businesses, creative and cultural activities, services, and community uses into the city’s centre and high streets.

You can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to help with costs towards:

  • improvements or modification of commercial buildings
  • building works, including replacement shop fronts
  • new equipment and shop fittings

Visit the Vacant Commercial Property Grant Scheme page for more information.