The Open Fund supports the development of outstanding songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds and at different stages of their career.
Support is available to any music creator or not-for-profit organisation whose project fits with all three of our funding priorities:
The Open Fund is split into two distinct strands:
Supports new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, festivals, venues, curators and large performance groups*.
Projects must involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable songwriters, composers, solo artist, bands and performers of all backgrounds to develop creatively and professionally.
* Large performance groups would include orchestras, choirs, jazz bands or folk groups with 12 or more performers
Supports projects by songwriters, composers, or artists, bands, producers and performers who are writing their own music or commissioning others
Through The Open Fund, we support high quality new music projects which have tangible musical outcomes and a clearly defined start and end date.