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PRS Foundation

Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief

Thanks to Spotify Covid-19 Music Relief Project and your donations we've launched the Sustaining Creativity fund for artists, songwriters & composers experiencing professional hardship. Please note we have now migrated to Crowd Funder for donations.
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**Please note we have migrated over to Crowd Funder for donations going forward: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/sustaining-creativity-fund **

We respond to needs to enable creative and career progression, and we believe that the success of the music we fund is driven by the diversity of the people who create it.

Thanks to the Spotify Covid-19 Music Relief Project and your donations, we can continue to offer vital new music support. Every £1 you donate will be matched by Spotify and this presents an opportunity to do what we do best - Supporting artists and songwriters to create and develop when they need it most .

We are proud to be a part of the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project, which was created to help support the global music community during this unprecedented crisis. It aims to amplify the efforts of organizations that focus on helping artists and those in the creative community most in need. Spotify is making a donation to PRS Foundation and will match donations made here pound for pound up to a collective total of $10 million worldwide.

With your support we have launched the Sustaining Creativity Fund

- Designed for music creators experiencing hardship from loss of work due to the Covid-19 pandemic

- This fund helps UK music creators to do what they do best, using a new model to support music making, however that looks

- We will offer timely grant support of £750 to make a difference and will support outstanding talent in flexible ways

- The grant can be spent on anything that enables music creators to continue to create exceptional new music

- This includes using support to adapt and sustain careers by covering lost income, supporting your costs or cash-flow

- It allows creators to spend time writing, recording, collaborating, innovating and making creative plans

- Funding will be available to those making music in any genre

This is a new type of support which responds to the changing needs of creators. For those experiencing significant impact on their work, income and ability to complete planned musical activities, we want to enable creativity and to help grantees to be in a good position to fulfil creative and career potential, breaking down the huge barriers presented by the Covid-19 pandemic.

We see this new Fund as sitting between the immediate hardship funding available from our friends and partners, and our other open and accessible programmes.

- 100% of the money raised enables us to support those who need it most

- We will support at least 120 music creators in the next 3 months, with at least 2 deadlines

- The more you can donate, the more vital support we can offer, and we expect and are prepared for high demand


We invest in the future of new music and support talent development across the UK; enabling music creators of all backgrounds to realise their potential and reach audiences across the world. Set up by PRS for Music in 2000, the PRS Foundation helps:


- Direct funding to artists, songwriters, composers, bands, producers and performers who write their own music

- Available to UK based music creators working in any genre and at any career level

- 400+ grants per year, ranging from £500 - £15,000 to enable writing, recording, release, touring and showcasing of exciting new music

- Our proactive, open and accessible approach helps us to reach outstanding talent from all backgrounds


- Non-profit organisations working on the frontline of talent development to support music creators from all backgrounds reaching over 5,000 artists, songwriters and composers each year

- Festivals, venues, promoters, orchestras, large ensembles and others offering vital support to develop talent in the UK and overseas

- 120+ grants per year


- Our funding benefits the wider music sector, generating millions per year for the UK economy and the music industry talent pipeline

- All funding decisions are made by expert advisors from across the industry

- We work with, lead and learn from partners to ensure maximum reach and impact

- We champion positive change and we inspire and influence the next generation

^ see https://prsfoundation.com/spotifyrelief/ for eligibility information and links to other resources available for musicians.

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PRS Foundation is the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development. Supporting artists, songwriters and composers to create and develop when they need it most.

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