The PRS Foundation has re-opened their Power Up Participant Programme to tackle anti-Black racism and disparities within the music industry.
Run in partnership with YouTube Music, Beggars Group and the Black Music Coalition, the programme aims to break down barriers to create a fairer and more equitable music industry. The initiative will support
- 20 x Black music creators
artists, songwriters, composers and producers who are involved in the creative process and may be working in any genre, based anywhere in the UK
- 20 x Black executives and industry professionals
industry professionals working in any sector of the music industry, anywhere in the UK. This includes employees and entrepreneurs, freelancers and self-employed professionals
The support on offer will include grants of up to £15,000, marketing support, as well as support from partners and mentoring.
Funding can be used to support music creation, live performances, and distribution, marketing and promotion costs.
The deadline for applications is 6pm on the 21st February 2022.