Arts Council England has set aside a £1.5 million for independent live music venues, clubs and promoters.
Known as The Supporting Grassroots Live Music fund, successful applicants will be given between £1000 and £40,000 to go towards their work. The fund will support individual projects for three years, and its specific focus is on those working within the grassroots sector. Arts Council England describes grassroots venues and promoters as "those working with new, developing talent in small to mid-size venues".
The fund will aim to support those working across a variety of music genres, but applicants must be able to prove to ACE that they can cover 10% of the total costs of their projects via other means. "Projects might involve presenting live music programming, but they might also include activities that put live music venues and promoters in a better position to deliver their work in the long term," the organisation says.
ACE is taking applications as of today with the deadline for new applications set for March 31st, 2020. You can find out how to apply here.
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