Saturday, 1 August 2015
PRS Foundation looks to fund new works
The PRS For Music Foundation has put out a call for groups and organisations with projects that could qualify for funding under the organisation's Beyond Borders programme. This scheme is aimed at encouraging collaboration between artists in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and, as of last year, the Republic Of Ireland too, with arts funding bodies from most of those countries also contributing. The grants of up to £15,000 can cover new commissions, live and recording work, to be performed in at least three of the five participating countries. Says the Foundation's Executive Director, Vanessa Reed: "I'm thrilled that we're now launching the latest round of Beyond Borders, a cross-border programme which has supported many brilliant music projects over the past five years. This is a unique opportunity for organisations and groups across the UK and Republic Of Ireland to seek funding that will enable them to work together on touring and co-commissioning, bringing new music to a broader audience".