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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Find out how our Music Education Hubs work across the country
Latest news, blog posts and case studies
Match & Fuse, a Grants for the Arts funded music festival, hits London: 28-29 October
Michelle Dickson on how we've simplified our Strategic Touring guidance
We have just published details of our budget for our next investment period, alongside guidance for applying to our National Portfolio
Our Deputy Chief Executive spoke at the launch of the Festival, which runs 11-20 November. Read the speech.
Nicky Goulder on the impact of art and culture on young carers, and how creativity can helps us to step into someone else's shoes
John Orna-Ornstein blogs about how we’re investing in strategic thinking in museums through our Museum Resilience Fund