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Grassroots music boost: Learn how to tap into music funds from Arts Council England

Staff Writer
3, April 2024

In an exciting development for the Isle of Wight’s music scene, Arts Council England’s Relationship Manager for Grassroots Music, Rosey Brown, announces a pivotal talk for musicians, venues, producers, and promoters.

This essential gathering is scheduled for Wednesday 8th May 2024, at Building 41 in Northwood, where Rosey will share all you need to know about funding opportunities for people in the grassroots music sector.

A boost for music creatives
Grassroots music venues, along with rehearsal and recording studios, promoters, and festivals, constitute the backbone of the music ecosystem on the Isle of Wight.

They provide artists with the necessary platforms to refine their skills, explore new musical directions, engage with their audience, and gain invaluable feedback from live performances.

During the event, Rosey Brown will discuss how individuals and entities connected to the Island’s music scene can apply for support from the Grassroots Music fund, which remains open until March 2025.

Explore funding opportunities
It promises an in-depth exploration of the funding available, aimed at enhancing live and electronic music performances, nurturing talent, and bolstering the broader music community.

Those attending will have the opportunity to understand the extent of the fund and how it can benefit their projects. In addition, it will also provide up to six bookable one-on-one sessions for those seeking personalised guidance on their project ideas.

Deep dive into Arts Council England’s initiatives
Apart from the Grassroots Music funding, further insights into other significant Arts Council England funds will also be revealed. These include the National Lottery Project Grants and the Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP) fund.

The event will offer valuable advice on initiating funding applications and share top tips for crafting successful submissions.

An afternoon of learning and networking
Set to take place at Building 41 on Newport Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, the event is not just about learning, but also networking.

Taking place from 2-3pm on Wednesday 8th May, it will be followed by a networking session and one-on-one discussions from 3pm to 4.30pm.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to secure their place via EventBrite.

For more information on the Supporting Grassroots Music Fund, participants can visit the Arts Council England website.

This event is a must-attend for anyone looking to make waves in the Isle of Wight’s vibrant music scene.

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