PRS Foundation reveals Talent Development partners

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Sage Gateshead, Belfast’s Oh Yeah Music Centre, London venue Café Oto and Britten Sinfonia are among the 22 organisations selected by PRS for Music Foundation as 2016 Talent Development Partners.

Also included in the network are Cheltenham Festivals, Urban Development, LIMF Academy, Brownswood Music, English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and FOCUS Wales. The full list appears below.

Each Talent Development Partner will receive a foundation grant for their year-round activity.

Partners will also act as PRS Foundation Ambassadors, signposting music creators not currently aware of its support to funds for individual music creators, such as Open Fund, Composers Fund, Women Make Music and Momentum.

The foundation said these organisations are working at the frontline of talent development in the UK, supporting a broad range of individual music creators across different music genres and UK regions.

Vanessa Reed, executive director of PRS for Music Foundation, said: ‘We are proud to be supporting such a strong and diverse group of organisations which have the needs of talented UK music creators at the centre of their plans.

‘I look forward to following each partner’s projects and initiatives as well as helping this network to share insight into the current challenges facing individual artists across the UK and increasing opportunities for a broader range of artists to receive the help they deserve at crucial moments in their career.’

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The 22 organisations supported are:

Sage Gateshead
Oh Yeah Music Centre
Urban Development
Manchester Jazz Festival
Mahogany Opera Group
Britten Sinfonia
Cheltenham Festivals
Generator North East
Heart n Soul
Café OTO
Sound Festival
LIMF Academy
Punch Records
English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS)
Sound and Music
SONIG Youth Music Industry
Brownswood Music