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Composer’s Fund PRS Foundation

Deadline: 28/06/2021

RS Foundation’s Composers’ Fund is an opportunity for composers with a strong track record, giving direct access to funding at pivotal stages in their career.

A contribution of up to £10,000 is available to composers who are already making a significant cultural contribution in the UK and have the potential for greater impact in the UK and overseas.

Managed by PRS Foundation in partnership with Jerwood Arts The Composers’ Fund supports up to 15 composers per year who can make the case for the kind of support that would enable them to make a significant step change in their career.

Find more information and apply here

Musicians Union Coronavirus Hardship Fund Musicians Union

Deadline: 30/06/2021

The Musicians Union has set up a £1M hardship fund that members with genuine and pressing hardship can apply to.
The fund is open to any current MU member who:
– Is currently paying the full MU membership subscription rate, or joint MU / NEU membership subscription rate (either in full or by Direct Debit)
– Holds a UK bank account into which the grant can be paid
– Is suffering genuine hardship from loss of work due to the Coronavirus pandemic
– Has not already successfully received a payment from the MU Coronavirus Hardship Fund

Find more information and apply here

NextGen Fund Youth Music

Deadline: 09/07/2021

he Youth Music NextGen Fund offers young creatives grants of up to £2,500 to make their ideas happen.

Built for creatives with a stack of ideas but a lack of finance, the fund is open to 18–25-year-olds (and under-30s who identify as Disabled). Successful applicants will use the money to launch a creative project, idea or business.
They want to support the future of the music industries. Singers, Rappers, Songwriters, Producers, DJs, A&Rs, Managers and Agents, right through to roles that have yet to be defined.
They especially like to hear from people who have never applied for funding

Find more information and apply here

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants National

Deadline: 31/08/2021

National Lottery Project Grants is our open access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects. The fund supports thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations.

Until April 2021, the fund will focus on the needs of smaller independent organisations and individual practitioners

Find more information and apply here

Fusion Fund Help Musicians

Deadline: 19/09/2021

Collaboration between musicians and creatives such as lighting designers, choreographers and visual artists can make music even more powerful. However, financing these activities can be a barrier to making them a reality, which is why Help Musicians can provide financial support to help develop new ideas and create a collaborative end product with music at its heart.

Musicians can apply for up to £5,000 to undertake a UK-based collaboration between themselves and another non-music artists, for example storytellers, lighting designers, choreographers, technologists, scientists, gaming designers, theatre directors, visual artists etc.

Find more information and apply here

Job Opportunities

Head of Communications and External Affairs Liverpool

Employer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Deadline: 18/06/2021

The Head of Communications and External Affairs is an exciting and dynamic role for someone passionate about music.

You’ll be able to write killer copy, have great people skills, and build positive relationships with the press. You’ll also represent Liverpool Philharmonic to establish key relationships across national government, local councils and other partner organisations. Working closely with the marketing team, you’ll work on social channels to develop new audiences, support organisational messaging and drive ticket sales.

The salary for this post will be £35,000 per annum.

Find more information and apply here

Bar and Venue Manager Liverpool

Employer: Melodic Distraction Deadline: 25/06/2021

Melodic Distraction are looking for a bar and venue manager to head up the team at their soon-to-open coffee shop and bar in the Fabric District (L3).

This is a really great opportunity for someone with extensive bar management experience to help kickstart a new venue’s operation. The successful candidate will be responsible for helping shape the daytime and nighttime menu, creating the bar’s daily operating schedule, as well as helping to bring new team members on-board.

More info via the link.

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Graphic Designer Liverpool

Employer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Deadline: 06/07/2021

We’re looking for an experienced Graphic Designer to join our busy marketing/communications team, designing our print materials, posters, signage and digital assets.

The salary for this post will be up to £27,000 per annum.

Find more information and apply here

First Violin (sitting No 4) Liverpool

Employer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Deadline: 08/07/2021

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra are excited to welcome applications for First Violin (Sitting No 4). This is a full time permanent contract working within the Orchestra. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to perform in a range of musical styles and genres, orchestra and ensemble size. The salary for this post will be £41,994

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Find more information and apply here

Section Leader Cello (50% job share) Liverpool

Employer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Deadline: 08/07/2021

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra are excited to welcome applications for Section Leader Cello (50% job share). This is a permanent contract to play in and lead the cello section across a range of musical styles and genres. The salary for this post will be £41,994 (pro rata)

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Find more information and apply here

Principal Second Clarinet (playing E flat and first clarinet as required) Liverpool

Employer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Deadline: 08/07/2021

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra are excited to welcome applications for Principal Second Clarinet (doubling E flat and first Clarinet as required). This is a full time permanent contract working within the Orchestra. The salary for this post will be £36,926

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Should you require any additional details in relation to this post, please contact Orchestra@liverpoolphil.com

Find more information and apply here

Principal Second Clarinet (playing E flat and first clarinet as required) Liverpool

Employer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Deadline: 08/07/2021

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra are excited to welcome applications for Principal Second Clarinet (doubling E flat and first Clarinet as required). This is a full time permanent contract working within the Orchestra. The salary for this post will be £36,926

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Should you require any additional details in relation to this post, please contact Orchestra@liverpoolphil.com

Find more information and apply here

Training Opportunities

Training Opportunity Opportunities

Learning resources from BEACON digital conference

Deadline: 30/06/2021

BEACON was a live streamed ‘digital conference’ focusing on how emerging artists can creatively grow their artist project after COVID. You can still access the recorded video webinars, masterclasses, short artist chats and specific conversations offering hope to artists who are looking to continue building their projects in 2021 and beyond. Just sign up via the link and yu will be sent access instructions and be added to the BEACON mailing list (a monthly newsletter rounding up additions to the resource bank, and other useful external artist resources).

Find more information and apply here

Future Talent Development and Junior Programmes

Deadline: 01/07/2021

Future Talent operates two programmes supporting gifted young musicians from low-income backgrounds across the UK, providing unique opportunities to build confidence, develop personal skills, and enhance their musical experience.

Their programmes provide a range of development opportunities led by expert musicians and educators, including world class masterclasses, workshops, mentoring sessions and performance opportunities. Alongside these opportunities, They also provide young musicians with financial support, contributing towards musical costs.

Find more information and apply here

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