The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation

Michael Tippett Musical Foundation - Funding for Music Making Activities 

The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation, the charitable Trust established by the composer to encourage the music of the future, has announced that it is open for applications and that the application guidelines remain unchanged for 2018.

As funds are limited the Trustees have decided to focus on one area of musical activity as their single priority, described below.

Single priority: the development of group music making especially involving young people, with composing central to the project.

Size of grants: grants may be between £500 - £4,000. The average grant is around £2,000.

Timing: one meeting a year in the autumn, deadline September.
How to apply: In 2020 applications are required in electronic format only, with a short covering email, attached project description of max length 2 single A4 pages, plus single page project budget.
Exclusions: instruments, equipment, recordings, individual study costs, retrospective applications.

What we might support

Our single priority is for projects that support group music making, especially those that involve young people in the process of composing and the development of creative ideas.

Because of our link with a major composer the Trustees wish to see composing as central to projects put forward for support. These can include applications from organisations for group projects working with young composers, perhaps at postgraduate or early professional level, offering innovative ways for young composers to develop their talents and experience through engaging with group musical activity. Composing competitions are not considered as priority projects.

Grants awarded will be made towards creative musical activity, not instruments or equipment. Projects might be first-time initiatives or the development of existing projects and must be based in the UK.

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