Giving Talent a Chance: Awards for Young Musicians

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There are only a few weeks left for young musicians playing any genre, to apply for a 2018 Award of up to £2,000. Award winners will receive flexible funding towards musical costs (e.g. tuition, instrument costs, travel etc.) and individual support for their musical progression. Applications must be received by Friday 9 March 2018

Awards for Young Musicians are passionate about giving talent a chance: they remove financial and access barriers that prevent young people from achieving their ambitions to excel in making music.

We believe that all talented young people deserve the chance to progress in their music making. That’s why we’re awarding up to £100,000 in grants to exceptional young instrumentalists in need of support.

We are inviting applications from young instrumentalists playing any musical genre to join our 2018 Awards programme. Award winners will receive flexible funding towards musical costs (e.g. tuition, instrument costs, travel etc.) and individual support.  This may comprise mentoring, workshops with professional musicians, the chance to observe professional orchestras and other ensembles in rehearsal, free tickets to concerts and performance opportunities.

Our Awards programme is means tested and our key criteria are musical talent and financial need. Whatever genre the young musician studies, they can evidence their ability in a number of ways; it is not essential to have taken formal exams.

Do you know a talented young instrumentalist who needs help with musical costs?

To find out whether a young person is eligible and what’s involved in applying, please visit www.a-y-m.org.uk/