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Home > ½ of Mercury Prize 2017 artist nominees have had their careers supported by PRS Foundation

½ of Mercury Prize 2017 artist nominees have had their careers supported by PRS Foundation

 

Today we are delighted to see today that ½ of the artists nominated for this year’s Mercury Prize have previously  received support from PRS Foundation to develop their careers in the UK and overseas.

 

These artists are:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vanessa Reed, Chief Executive of PRS Foundation said, “We’re proud that 6 of the Mercury Prize nominated artists announced today have received support from PRS Foundation in recent years. It’s interesting to see that most of these artists have been supported through one of our international showcase programmes which we run either with BBC Introducing or with the Department of International Trade, PPL, Arts Council England, MU PledgeMusic, Creative Scotland British Underground and WAI. In the context of debates about the Brexit deal for touring musicians and ongoing Visa challenges for those travelling to the states, this is a timely reminder of how important international experience and exposure is to the development of UK artists.”