The City Music Foundation provides professional musicians in the UK in the early stages of their careers with expert advice, guidance and support to help them to build successful careers in music. City Music Foundation doesn’t give out cash grants; we give support, advice and performance opportunities to musicians in the early stages of their career because we believe this expert guidance is paramount and the benefits multiplied.

CMF Artists receive support through a core programme of workshops and mentoring sessions, covering areas such as programming, marketing, press and PR, networking, and communication skills (on and off stage). As well as the core programme, each artist receives support in the planning and implementing of a bespoke project based upon the artist’s needs. This might include additional concerts, provision of quality audio and visual recording for commercial and promotional purposes, commissioning of new music, website creation, professional photographs, additional mentoring and introductions to key music industry professionals.

CMF Artists are enrolled in the programme for two years, and candidates are invited to apply in March for enrollment into the programme in September of the same year.

For more information about the artist programme and application process, please email or call 0330 313 0893.

Applications to be a CMF Artist are held annually.

Applications to be a 2017 CMF Artist will open in early March.

Further details about the application process and how you can apply will be available on our ‘Apply’ by the 31st January 2017.

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