Since 2003 we've helped over 900 individual musicians achieve their potential through funding instruments and equipment, we've given grants to over 140 community music groups for training and development. These have included community choirs, choral societies, drumming groups, Brass bands, Rock music workshops and youth orchestras.

We have also supported over 90 emerging artists pursue their music ambitions, both through our Urban Music scheme and, more recently, our Music Fellowships.


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Community Music

Through this scheme we will support the development of not for profit community music groups in all corners of the UK, allowing them to take on more ambitious projects.


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Music Fellowships

Offering bespoke placements within existing organisations, the Music Fellowships scheme is designed to support individuals through the early stages of their music careers.


We've awarded bursaries to over 1,300 people & organisations

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Answer a few questions here, and find out whether we might be able to help you or your project through one of our schemes.

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How we found our Fellow

Still getting get your head around how to find a possible PAF Fellow? We asked Ric Watts, Producer with Unlimited Theatre, to talk us through their selection process for last year's Theatre Fellowship.

The 2014 BBC Performing Arts Fellowship Scheme

Meet the Winners: ReSound Community Choir

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