Applications to become the delivery partner for this grant are now closed and PRS for Music Foundation has been selected to deliver our Momentum Music Fund from April 2013 - March 2015 after an open application process.

Visit the PRS for Music Foundation website for more information on when and how to apply for grants.

The Momentum Music Fund is a pilot intended to test a small grants scheme for early to mid-career musicians broadly operating in the contemporary popular music sector of the music industry.

The programme is one of the commissioned grants in our strategic funding programme.

Aims and outcomes

Support for the development of artistic talent is a key priority for the Arts Council and sits under Goal 1 of our 10 year strategic frame work, Great art and culture for everyone: to establish a coherent, nationwide approach to the development of artistic talent, particularly for emerging and mid-career artists.

Through this initiative, the Arts Council expects the following outcomes:

  • a fully tested and working model for supporting distinctive artistic talent in the music industry
  • through independent evaluation of qualitative and quantitative outcomes, an assessment of the effectiveness of the scheme and an assessment of the impact on funded acts
  • an improved understanding of artist development needs in the music industry
  • increased awareness of the Arts Council's interest in and support for the music industry

How much funding is available

Funding for the Momentum Music Fund is confirmed at £500,000 for the period April 2013 - March 2015.

Specific details of how artists and arts organisations can get involved in the programme will be announced by PRS for Music Foundation in the coming months.