British charity Youth Music’s incubator fund has so far provided more than 800 paid work opportunities in the music industry, including £1.3m in wages for the 18-25 year-olds who the fund supports. Now it has opened the latest round – its fifth – to find the next batch of young creatives.
It will provide grants of between £5k and £30k to companies, collectives and non-profit organisations working in the music industry, to help them take on young and diverse talent.
“We cannot allow a challenging economic climate to put an end to promising careers. With increased funding and support at every level, aspiring creatives would be better able to securely work within the arts sector,” said CEO Matt Griffiths. “The Youth Music Incubator Fund doesn’t just focus on funding; it gives young people a chance to develop a set of diversified skills, have meaningful experiences, and to pursue career aspirations.”