Beyond Borders is a co-commissioning and touring programme run in partnership with Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
Funding of up to £15,000 is available for projects that include repeat performances of music written in the past five years, new commissions and recordings.
This opportunity stimulates collaboration between organisations and bands/ensembles in England, Northern lreland, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It enables music creators to produce exceptional new material to be performed in at least three of these countries.
Launched in 2010, the scheme has supported over 50 projects so far, bringing together organisations and music creators across the UK and abroad. Click on the link below to find out more about the projects supported through this fund.
The next deadline for the programme is TBC.
Read the latest press release here.
Please note that projects awarded funding from Beyond Borders will not be eligible to apply for partnership funding from Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund for the same project. This is because Beyond Borders is already supported through the Open Project Fund.
All of these funding bodies believe that co-commissioning presents an effective means of ensuring multiple performances of imaginative new work.
In the current funding climate, we are delighted that they have championed this process and continue to support the development of new music across the whole of the UK.