Covid-19 Composer Award from Sound and Music open for funding applications

07 May 2021

The COVID-19 Composer Award is now open to applications from musicians across Scotland.

It will award 15 small-scale grants of £500 to composers and music creators, in the UK and outside of London, looking to purchasing essential equipment or develop skills during this continued time of tiered restrictions, quarantine and uncertainty, particularly with a view to supporting individuals longer-term ability to sustain themselves and their careers. 

Composers, music creators and artists working in sound and music are eligible to apply who:

  • are based in the UK (for at least 2 years) excluding London*
  • are not studying full or part-time
  • are not currently participating in a Sound and Music programme (or a previous recipient of the COVID-19 Composer Award in 2020)

Applications must be received by 13 May 2021, 12pm. 

Applications are now open. Submit an application here.



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The Scottish Music Industry Association receives Regular Funding from Creative Scotland, the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.

Creative Scotland distribute funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.