The Arts Foundation and PRS for Music Foundation are teaming up to launch a new £10,000 fellowship aimed at independent producers working behind the scenes in live music. The award is part of a new three-year partnership between the Arts Foundation and PRS for Music Foundation which will support exceptional individuals with imaginative approaches to developing new music in the UK.
The applicants, who have to be resident in the UK, will be nominated by experts working in or across any musical genre including Jazz, Opera, Folk, Pop, Electronica and beyond. The shortlist will be revealed in Autumn with the final winner announced at the Arts Foundation Awards on the 28th January 2016.
The £10,000 fellowship is not a commission but to be used to pay for living and working expenses, allowing the producer, who must show a track record in the art form, breathing space in order to further their practice. All shortlisted artists will receive £1,000.
Read the press release here.