Folk musicians: apply for the Alan Surtees Trust grant

Folk musician - violin - photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

Are you a musician whose work is rooted in, or influenced by, folk and traditional music and arts? Fancy getting your hands on a £1,000 grant? Read on to find out how to apply for the Alan Surtees Trust grant…

Set up in memory of the much-loved Shrewsbury Folk Festival director, the three grants of up to £1,000 per person, ‘will be given to artists who show exceptional skill, talent and promise in their field.’

Available to UK-based applicants aged between 16 and 30 at the time of application, the funding can be put towards uses including mentoring and tuition, rehearsal hire, instruments and equipment, recording and production of a debut album and promotional materials and expenses such as artist fees or travel.

Hannah James, chair of the Alan Surtees Trust said: ‘As someone who has benefited from grants in early stages of their career, I know how it can help you grow and develop your career. Alan was passionate about discovering and helping young performers make their name and this is a very fitting way to open the grant giving from the trust in his name.’

Applications close on 9 April.

For more information and to apply, visit the Alan Surtees Trust website.