Deadlines: 12 February, 8 June & 5 October 2020

The PRS Foundation's Open Fund for Organisations supports new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators and large performance groups.

Projects must involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and performers of all backgrounds to develop creatively and professionally

Support is available to any organisation whose project fits with all three funding priorities:

1. To support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding new music in any genre. They are particularly interested in the quality of the music.
2. To enable the UK’s most talented music creators to realise their potential. They are interested in how your project will develop the songwriters and composers involved. They are committed to supporting UK based songwriters and composers of all backgrounds.
3. To inspire audiences. You will be asked to outline who you are reaching and how. This includes audiences at a local, regional, national or international level.

The Open Fund is available to any not-for-profit organisation based in the UK with an eligible project. This includes:

  • Promoters
  • Festivals
  • Orchestras and large ensembles
  • Talent development or composer development organisations
  • Venues
  • Curators

The Foundation's priority is to support an exciting range of projects which have clear musical outcomes and tangible benefits for music creators of all genres and backgrounds and at different stages of their career.  

The Open Fund for Organisations offers grants of up to £10,000 and funding includes support of:

  • Touring
  • Recording
  • Promotion and marketing
  • Commissions of new music by UK-based creators
  • Exciting community projects involving high-quality music creators
  • Music creator residencies
  • Live programmes featuring new UK music

For more information, please visit https://prsfoundation.com/funding-support/funding-for-organisations/the-open-fund-for-organisations/