Independent clubs & promoters are given a £1.5 million fund from the Arts Council of England
Britain has granted a life-changing fund to independent clubs and promoters, many of whom are facing considerable risk and loss of profit at the face of gentrification, strict laws, and other factors. The Arts Council of England has set aside a £1.5 million grant to assist these groups in their artistic endeavors, with successful applicants being awarded
£1,000 to £40,000.
Awardees should be running a three-year project whose “main function is to host and/or promote live music events in venues… in the grassroots part of this sector.” Genres encouraged to apply are indie, electronic, hip-hop, punk, alternative, metal, jazz, folk, and classical, to name a few. They also must be able to prove a few qualifying options, like being able to pay for at least 10% of their total project through other sources.
Those in the UK interested in applying can find more information here.
H/T: Resident Advisor