Our Grants for the Arts funding programme is open to music projects
We support all kinds of musical genres to meet the needs of artists and to make music accessible to everyone.
Music in the National Portfolio
One hundred and two music organisations currently receive regular Arts Council funding as part of our national portfolio.Find out more
We aim to bring the most inspiring musical experiences to both audiences and participants, whether in traditional venues like concert halls, churches and schools, or unconventional spaces like libraries, swimming pools, and even car-parks!
In 2014/15 we invested £168.2 million in music organisations and musicians across all kinds of genres. One hundred and two organisations currently receive regular funding as part of our National Portfolio, ranging from large-scale opera companies and orchestras, to independent music producers and local music teaching and participation organisations.
We want music to be enjoyed by all and our focus is on identifying new talent and finding new audiences through touring, digital media, and presenting music in fresh and surprising ways.
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Latest news, blog posts and case studies
John Orna-Ornstein blogs about how we’re investing in strategic thinking in museums through our Museum Resilience Fund
How the Momentum Music Fund is paving the way for outstanding artists
Music charity Attitude is Everything reveals 26% rise in Deaf and disabled fans attending live events
Exhibition from an artist in residence in an allotment shed
From Manchester to Orlando: why communities turn to art and culture when they are most in need
Åshild Andrea Brekke from Arts Council Norway writes about her recent visit to Arts Council England