Main content

Launchpad Fund

Since its inception in 2014, Horizons and the Launchpad fund has been granted to over 135 artists, from over 50 towns, across 20 counties in Wales.

From the diverse mix of applications, many will be supported in their creative work with the fund enabling them to utilise studio time, specially commissioned photography and artwork, promotion of releases, equipment, video production and touring costs.

2017 Awardees

ARTIST LOCATION PROJECT
Adwaith Carmarthen Equipment & album PR campaign
Beth Celyn Caernarfon New stage piano
Buzzard Cardiff Digital PR campaign
Cally Rhodes Ceredigion Recording with Rich James at Ferlas studio in Penryndeudraeth
Campfire Social Llangollen Recording at Orange Sound Studio, Penmaenmawr
Codewalkers Cardiff PR campaign with Lost Agency
Dan Bettridge Bridgend PR campaign for debut album & showcase appearances
Ennio The Little Brother Flintshire A guitar amp & loop pedal for live performances
Eadyth Merthyr Tydfil New equipment, software & album release
Esther Cardiff Music video
Farm Hand Powys Music video with Mark James
Gallops Wrexham Equipment for visuals for live performances
Gravves Deeside Making videos and a PR campaign
Greta Isaac Cowbridge On-line & radio PR campaigns, and mixing of album
Griff Lynch Gwynedd Studio time for second album
HMS Morris Cardiff PR campaign for second album
Joel Avaient Barry PR campaign with Lost Agency
Junior Bill Cardiff Two music videos
Lemfreck Newport EP & collection of music videos
Mace Cardiff Advertising campaign & music video
Names Carmarthenshire Studio time at StudiOwz, Haverfordwest & the making of a music video
Nia Wyn Conwy Single to be recorded at Paul Weller’s studio and music video, and PR campaign
NoNameDisciple Cardiff Recording an EP
Omaloma Conwy Recording & mixing an album at Stiwdio Glanllyn
Public Order Merthyr Tydfil Rehearsal space, recording, mastering & distribution
Rainbow Maniac Cardiff Recording & mastering, and PR campaign
Regime Pembrokeshire Live recording of concert at The Queens Hall, Narbeth
Reuel Elijah Cardiff Making of a music video
Seazoo Wrexham Recording at Big Jelly Studios, Ramsgate & Mastering at Hafod Studios, Cowbridge
Serol Serol Conwy Keyboard and hardcase
Siddi Gwynedd Recording album at Stiwdio Drwm
Sonny Double 1 Cardiff Music video, pressing & distributing album
We're No Heroes Cardiff New single - recording at StiwdiOwz, mixing at Rat Trap & mastering at Hafod Studio
Written In Kings Bridgend Recording two singles with Romesh Dodangoda, plus mixing & mastering.

2016 Awardees

ARTIST LOCATION PROJECT
Afro Cluster Cardiff Finishing album with studio time at Giant Wafer Studios, Mid Wales.
Anelog Denbigh Home Recording equipment.
Argrph Carmarthen Studio time with Llyr Parri in Llanrwst
Baby Queens Cardiff Video production for 3rd single from freshly released debut album
Band Pres Llareggub Bangor Recording at Orange Sound Studios, Penmaenmawr & Mastering at Hafod Studios, Cowbridge
Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles Llandudno Recording at Orange Sound Studios, Penmaenmawr.
Breathe in the Silence, Maesteg Recording at Longwave Studios.
Bryony Sier Troedyrhiw PR campaign with ‘Badge of Friendship’ Agency
Cadno Cardiff Recording debut 4 track EP
Cally Rhodes Borth Recording at Toy Studios, Cardiff
CaStles Caernarfon Music Equipment
Chroma Mountain Ash Recording at Giant Wafer Studios & Mastering with Mei Gwynedd.
Chupa Cabra Flintshire Studio time, touring costs and PR for debut EP release.
Endaf Caernarfon Home studio equipment
Estrons Cardiff PR campaign for their second EP
Fleur De Lys Anglesey Studio time with Rich Roberts, in Ferlas Studios
Florence Black Cardiff Contribution towards studio time
Gintis Rhyl Recording with Bill Ryder Jones (The Coral/ Domino Records) in Mwnci Studios, Mid Wales
Hannah Grace Cardiff Touring costs
Himalayas Cardiff Touring costs & equipment
Hipicat Cardiff Recording at Fieldgate Studios
Hyll Cardiff Recording with Mei Gwynedd, and drum kit breakables
Cardiff Recording an EP
Into the Ark Blackwood Support for promotional events around the UK.
Iwan Huws Cardiff Recording at Mwnci Studios & session musicians for solo project
Jodie Marie Narbeth Recording third album at StudioOwz, Pembrokeshire
John Adams Hirwaun Music video for new EP
Kidsmoke Wrexham Recording at Orange Sound Studios, artwork for EP from local artist Mike Payne
LSN Audio Llanllechid Production equipment
Mace Cardiff Studio time, video and PR of next release
Monico Blonde Cardiff Recording at Gethin Pearson’s Vada Studios
Palomino Party Cardiff Lost Agency PR campaign
Reuel Elijah Cardiff Studio time, video and PR of next release
Sonny Double 1 Cardiff Studio time, music video production and distribution of songs online
The Sandinistas Caerphilly Studio time.
Tibet Cardiff Touring costs and home studio equipment
Upbeat Sneakers Merthyr Tydfil Touring costs & equipment
Violet Skies Chepstow PR campaign
Ysgol Sul Caerfyrddin Recording with Llyr Pari at Melin y Coed

2015 Awardees

ARTIST LOCATION PROJECT
Afro Cluster Cardiff Video and promotion of their next release
Aled Rheon Cardiff Specialist radio pluggers for next release
Anelog Cardiff Studio time, using analogue studio
Artefact Cardiff Studio time for their debut release
Astroid Boys Cardiff PR for their next release
Buck Felinheli PR for their next release
Candelas Bala Studio time and PR
Casi Bangor Artwork for next EP campaign
CaStLeS Gwynedd Two ep releases and PR for the campaign
Connah Evans Anglesey Promotion of next tour and video production
Dan Bettridge Ogmore Studio time for debut album
David Ian Roberts Cardiff Studio time
Delyth McLean Merthyr Tydfil Record, produce, distribute new release and video
Dukes of Hafod Llanelli Mastering and production of debut album
Eleri Angharad Swansea Studio time, mastering, production, and artwork for debut release
Greta Isaac Cowbridge Promotion of next release
Hannah Grace Bridgend Artwork for next release
Harri Davies Cardiff Studio time for debut release
Henry's Funeral Shoe Ystrad Mynach Promotion for next UK tour
Homes Cardiff Promotion of debut release
HVNTER Pontpridd Recording of debut release
Ifan Dafydd Anglesey Specialist studio equipment for electronic music
Joe Kelly Newport Recording and plugging for a debut release
Junior Bill Cardiff Studio time, engineer, producer, mixing and mastering costs on next ep
La Forme Newport PA system for gigs around Newport
Lily Beau Cardiff Production of second ep
Mellt Aberystwyth Studio time
Sam Parsons Felinheli Studio and producer time
The Cradles Cardiff Radio and online marketing campaign
The People The Poet Pontypridd Press and radio plugging
The Roseville Band Wrexham UK tour support
Tolerance Swansea Symphonic strings studio equipment
Violet Skies Chepstow Mixing and mastering
Voes Abertillery Equipment for live activity
Y Reu Caernarfon Studio time and tour support

2014 Awardees

ARTIST LOCATION PROJECT
artist Bangor Studio costs, extra musicians and promotion of album
Yr Eira Bangor New EP and promotion via plugger.
Amlyn Parry Caernarfon Technical equipment for field music in Papua New Guinea
Sŵnami Dollgellau Touring equipment and transport maintenance
Titus Monk Criccieth Working with producer Cian Ciaran (Super Furry Animals)
Seazoo Wrexham Purchase of self-recording equipment
Baby Brave Wrexham Manufacture, promotion and touring three EPs
Mowbird Wrexham Recording, mastering, online and press PR for second album
Falls Flintshire Support touring activity with contribution towards a vehicle
Meilyr Jones Aberystwyth Studio hire, production of debut solo album
Jess Hall Llandrindod Wells Work on 3 collections with 3 different producers
Heavy Petting Zoo Swansea Online and press promotion of next release
Prosperina Swansea Touring costs
Broken Fires Swansea Recording, manufacturing, and promotion of music
Roka Abergavenny Record a 5 track EP for indie label
Mixalydia Rhondda Recording studio, promotional video and promoting release
Baby Queens Cardiff New equipment
Estrons Cardiff New recordings
Ellie Makes Music Cardiff Production, mastering and promotion of new material
Houdini Dax Cardiff Contribution towards vehicle for touring purposes
Tender Prey Cardiff Tour support in order to promote debut album
Samoans Cardiff Purchase of keyboard to enhance their live sound
Wasters Cardiff Record with producer Rory Attwell (Parma Violets, The Vaccines)
Fur Cardiff Record an EP with producer John Rea
HMS Morris Cardiff Studio time at Monnow Valley Studios
Gabrielle Murphy Treherbert Fund recording of a second EP
Climbing Trees Pontypridd Recording, mastering and mixing at Mwnci studios Carmarthen
Peasants King Pontyprodd Mixing with producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers).
TWISTED Porthcawl Rehearsal space, studio time, van hire for 10 days, and Gibson Les Paul Jr guitar

Ennillwyr 2017 Awardees

Ennillwyr 2017 Awardees

Ennillwyr 2017 Awardees

Ennillwyr 2017 Awardees

Ennillwyr 2017 Awardees

Ennillwyr 2017 Awardees

Ennillwyr 2016 Awardees

Ennillwyr 2016 Awardees

Ennillwyr 2016 Awardees

Ennillwyr 2016 Awardees

Ennillwyr 2015 Awardees

Ennillwyr 2015 Awardees

Ennillwyr 2015 Awardees

Ennillwyr 2015 Awardee

Ennillwyr 2015 Awardee

Ennillwyr 2014 Awardee

HMS Morris

Ennillwyr 2014 Awardee

Gabrielle Murphy

Ennillwyr 2014 Awardee

Houdini Dax

Ennillwyr 2014 Awardee

Yr Eira