Awards for Young Musicians - Annual Awards
The biggest barrier for many talented young musicians is a simple lack of money. They have the talent, they have the drive, but developing their musical potential can be an expensive endeavour.
At AYM, we’re here to change that. We offer up to £100,000 in grants each year to exceptional young musicians whose families are on a lower income. We provide flexible funding towards musical costs (like tuition, instrument costs or travel) plus individual support to cater to personal circumstances. This could be anything from mentoring to workshops with professional musicians, the chance to observe professional orchestras, free tickets to concerts and performance opportunities.
Our Awards programme is both inclusive and means-tested, allowing young people to get the right level of support based on their own circumstances. Our key criteria are musical talent and financial need, meaning whatever genre the musician plays, they can prove their eligibility without having to have taken formal exams.
The closing date for the 2019 awards will be Friday 8 March 2019 with Awards granted in May 2019.