8 March is International Women’s Day and the PRS for Music Foundation are proud to announce that Women Make Music – a unique funding opportunity for women music creators – is now open.
The PRS for Music Foundation want to raise the profile of women who are creating music in the UK.
Are you a woman creating and performing new music?
If you are a woman creating and performing new music in any genre or an organisation commissioning a new piece of music from a woman you have not yet worked with then you may be eligible to apply for up to £5,000.
To find out more and apply online please visit www.prsformusicfoundation.com/women
We’ll be keeping you up to date with all the women who are selected and you can join the discussion on Twitter.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The facts about women music creators
In it’s 18 year history the Mercury Prize has been awarded to only five women.
Just 4.1% of works performed at the 2010 BBC Proms were composed by women.
PRS for Music membership (writers of music and lyrics) is currently only 14% women.