funding

Opinion: Are formal concerts more trouble than they're worth?

The majority of our members work towards and put on formal performances or concerts on a regular basis.

Local Authority arts funding index

Local Authorities (LAs) often have multiple grants available over short periods alongside extra help like guidance, advice and links to other contacts in the area. Although we cover some LA grants in our Funding Finder tool, we've also put together the tables below as a quick and easy way of finding the relevant page on your Local Authority's website for all they have to offer in the way of help.

Selected Artists Subsidy application

To help some of our smaller promoting groups with the cost of booking professional artists we are introducing a new booking fee subsidy with this year's Selected Artist Guide.

Building new audiences

Founded in 1998 with the aim of developing the next generation of chamber music lovers and players, the charity CAVATINA Chamber

Artist Expenses Subsidy (promoters) application

Apply for a subsidy of up to 50% of the travel and accommodation expenses for booking a professional artist for your promoting group.

Find a Funding Opportunity

Use our simple search to check our library of funding opportunities to find the right one for your group.

Apply for £100 to put on an event for Voluntary Arts Week

The Voluntary Arts Week Microfund invites self-led cultural groups and projects to apply for £100 to put on an event during Voluntary Arts Week.

Information and advice event (Luton): Arts Council England Grants for the Arts workshop

Come and meet staff from Arts Council England, and find out more about their Grants for the Arts funding scheme. Sue Hughes from ACE will have plenty of advice on what they are looking for in an application and how funding decisions are made. There’s also an opportunity to discuss any ideas you may have for projects, and to find out more about any alternative sources of funding.

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Location

Luton Central Library
St. Georges Square
LU1 2NG Luton
United Kingdom

The evidence bank

A range of reports, resources and further reading that provide evidence of the wide-ranging benefits (to individuals and communities) of amateur music. Useful for funding applications, campaigns and general advocacy.

Get funding and run a Learn to Play Day with Music For All

Charity Music for All has funding available for community music group projects and also organises the annual Learn to Play Day.