Arts Council England has allocated £1.5 million to independent clubs and promoters. The money will be given out in chunks from £1,000 and £40,000 to applicant’s three year projects. The promoter or club must prove in their application that their “main function is to host and/or promote live music events in venues,” specifically at the “grassroots part of this sector.”
In the application, you need to show that you have the funding for at least 10% of your total cost. Funds aren’t limited to any genre; so all promoters are encouraged to apply who meet the criteria. The £1,000 and £40,000 may not seem like a huge amount, but it can give a lifeline to an independent promoter or help push for better production.
The application process is now open and will close March 31, 2020. There aren’t any deadlines, but you will have to wait up to six weeks to hear back if your application is between £1,000 and £15,000. The wait will be up to 12 weeks for apps between £15,001 and £40,000.
A few grants have already been given out to venues like London venue Giant Steps' live jazz summer series, which aims to bring jazz to different and new audiences according to RA.
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