40 posts about Music on this blog
Wednesday 18 December 2013, 08:17
ReSound Community Choir are a group of singers in the North West of England that formed to provide an opportunity to meet and sing together. Their Community Music grant was put towards staging a war-time themed performance at their local Civic Hall with audience invited from homes for the elderly. Here...
Tuesday 29 October 2013, 16:02
Dacorum Community Choir already has a 70-strong membership since founding in 2009 who meet in Hertfordshire.
Tuesday 22 October 2013, 14:03
Stranraer African Drumming Group, based in Scotland, is an inclusive and informal group of drummers who put their Community Music grant towards workshops that would provide a range of experiences to suit all members.
Thursday 5 September 2013, 11:56
Internationally acclaimed 25 piece Soul and Funk, band Wonderbrass have used their Community Music grant towards a commission, expanding their highly eclectic repertoire.
Thursday 11 July 2013, 11:25
The Pink Singers are celebrating their 30th Birthday this year and have used their Community Music grant towards a commission and a day of festivity. Written and composed by Richard Thomas, ‘The Great Choir of London’ receives its world premiere during the evening performance on the 13th July. ...
Thursday 27 June 2013, 15:09
VoiceMale are using their Community Music grant for a vocal development project along with women’s choir Werca’s Folk. ‘The Coble, The Kye & The Coal’ is a music collection that reflects various aspects of Northumberland’s culture – be it rural, maritime or industrial.
Thursday 20 June 2013, 14:59
Friends of Wighton are due to hold a Community Music Day on Saturday 22nd June at Bonar Hall in Dundee. There will be several concerts and workshops throughout the day as well as a traditional ceilidh in the evening. Here’s a little more insight into what the group get up to.
Wednesday 8 May 2013, 11:11
In these straitened times, there is more focus on raising money for work, whether from sponsors, trusts and foundations, individuals or public bodies such as the Arts Council or Local Authorities. We asked Julia Payne, who has nearly 20 years fundraising experience and worked with us to develop our first...
Wednesday 17 April 2013, 15:12
Glossop and District Choral Society will be using their Community Music grant to increase the skills and confidence of the choir and will be aiming to attract new younger members. Their project will cumulate in a performance at a local festival in 2013. What’s their story so far?
Wednesday 10 April 2013, 14:37
Congratulations to the nineteen individuals who have been selected to work with music organisations across the UK as part of our Music Fellowship scheme!
Tuesday 12 February 2013, 18:00
The Choir with No Name will be using their Community Music grant to record a joint EP which will be mixed from two recordings of three choirs based in two different cities. No easy feat. So who are this nameless choir?
1. Who are The Choir With No Name?
The Choir with No Name is a charity that...
Tuesday 8 January 2013, 15:49
Community Music grant winner, The Band, is led by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Take a minute or two to get to know them...
1. Who are 'The Band'?
The Band is a musical ensemble made up of 15-19 year olds from South London. All instruments and levels of experience are welcomed, including Western...
Wednesday 19 December 2012, 11:00
We get so much joy from hearing from our grant winners and finding out what they are up to that we thought we'd let you meet them and share the fun.
It only takes a few minutes to Meet the Winners and to get an insight into how the grant will make a difference. Our first musical community group are ...
Thursday 6 December 2012, 10:10
As part of the wider London 2012 Festival, the Greater London Authority offered five full-time NVQ Level 2 paid apprenticeships to work on producing events, specifically outdoors. Ella Samoles-Little earned her place with the Barbican as Culture Squad Apprentice Producer and reflects on how you step...
Friday 26 October 2012, 15:35
We get a lot of questions about where else you can find funding opportunities outside of the BBC Performing Arts Fund, so we thought we'd invite our friends at IdeasTap to introduce themselves and give you a bit of in insight into the support they can offer emerging talent.
Wednesday 24 October 2012, 11:02
Grants of up to £10,000 have been awarded to 47 not-for-profit groups in order to develop the talent within the group, encourage...
Tuesday 23 October 2012, 17:47
On Friday 19th October, BBC Radio 2 broadcasted a special Friday Night is Music Night with musical theatre as the central theme. A fitting backdrop for Training in Musical Theatre 2011 beneficiary, Emily Dunn, who was given the chance to perform a solo piece. So what's it like to get ready for radio...
Wednesday 3 October 2012, 14:18
The summer of 2012 (almost a distant memory already) was jam packed with ambitious activity and cultural inspiration. One of the biggest projects for the BBC in 2012 was the Radio 1 Hackney weekend and BBC Introducing were there with their stage doing what they do best - showcasing undiscovered talent...
Wednesday 12 September 2012, 13:12
The Music Fellowships scheme is now in full swing as applications and paperwork start to come in at PAF HQ. Don't panic though - we're nowhere near 100 applications just yet but time is ticking on so if you haven't already started, don't wait. Fill out the Eligibility Quiz, send us your eligibility documentation...
Wednesday 22 August 2012, 12:49
We know there are lots of talented musicians out there who need support with their music making, particularly when it comes to hiring or purchasing an instrument. So, we asked Beverley Mason, Trustee at Awards for Young Musicians, to tell us how they might be able to help.
"As an assessor for the BBC...
The BBC Performing Arts Fund is a charity committed to developing new performing arts talent from across the UK. This blog provides the latest news on our grant-making, as well as tips and advice from experts in the business and updates on previous grant winners.