New Support For Young Women Promoters

Music Venue Trust and PRS Foundation have announced a new partnership to encourage more young women and gender minorities to break into promoting live music.

Building on the success of the Fightback:Grassroots Promoter pilot project in 2018, this phase of FB:GP will offer a whole range of training, mentoring and practical support to young women and gender minorities who are passionate about live music and want to learn the skills to become an independent promoter.

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Liz Hunt
Seeking Disabled Music Fans to Attend UK Festivals

Attitude Is Everything is recruiting Deaf and disabled people to volunteer with them at outdoor camping festivals. They are also looking for volunteers who want to help provide a great festival experience to Deaf and disabled customers. The closing date for applications is midnight on 22nd February 2019.

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Grant Scheme for Music Businesses to Work With Russia

THE BRITISH COUNCIL has introduced a new Russia Grant Scheme of up to £5000 for individual UK artists and professionals (eg composers, conductors, performers, librettists, sound artists, event producers) who have an interest in or contact with Russia and a strong project idea. The closing date for applications is 21st February 2019.

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Horizons Launchpad Funding 2018

The Launchpad Fund is a resource helping talented artists in Wales to further their music careers by providing them with vital access to finance. The next deadline for funding is Friday 16th November 2018.

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Forté Project Opens 2019 Applications Early

Music development scheme the Forté Project has opened up contact early for anyone interested in being part of the programme in 2019. Eligible candidates must be aged 16-25 years old and from Rhondda Cynon Taff, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Vale of Glamorgan or Caerphilly.

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New Alternative Open Mic Night Launched

A new alternative open mic night for musicians/bands will be launched this week at The Moon in Cardiff. Paradiso Music Box Promotions Events aim to provide an alternative take on the open mic concept, open to bands and musicians who feel they don't quite fit into traditional genres of open mics. 

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New Group For Women/Girls In Hip-Hop, Grime, Dnb

A new group has been set up for Cardiff women/girls and non-binary people in hip-hop, grime and drum'n'bass, aiming to provide a safe space to develop skills, network and eventually join the wider Cardiff music community and increase the number of women involved in these genres. 

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Sound Engineer Training Opportunities

Creative Republic Of Cardiff is very pleased to offer free sound training places for 3 women/girls/non-binary people from Cardiff & surrounding areas, who may have a qualification or basic start in sound but not necessarily the working experience in a live music venue. 

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Marketing & Promotion Training at Le Public Space

LE PUBLIC SPACE in Newport is working with Red Stripe and Music Venue Trust to offer a young person a two week placement under the Earn Your Stripes scheme. The Earn Your Stripes Bursary, funded by Red Stripe and administered by MVT, will enable 50 young people to be placed in internships ranging from lighting assistant and promoter to sound engineer at one of the hundreds of small venues across the UK.

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Fusion Fund Wales Applications Open for Collaborations

The Wales round of the FUSION FUND is now open for applications, with a deadline of 22nd July 2018. The Fusion Fund offers £2000-£5000 for professional musicians to undertake UK-based projects that develop and test new work, ideas, or potential career directions through collaborative research and development. 

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Assistant Manager Position at Le Public Space

LE PUBLIC SPACE is seeking a full-time Assistant Manager at the new building in Newport. The independent music & arts venue opened in a new location following 25 years as Le Pub, and is now an ever-evolving music, arts and community space, as well as serving vegetarian/vegan food throughout the week. 

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