The MOBO Help Musicians Fund has been created in partnership to support the career ambitions of exceptionally talented artists and groups with grants of up to £3,000 to support creative output as well as business advice and other support measures.
The funding is available for recording and releasing music; helping to build creative portfolios and get music out into the world. Artists can apply for financial support towards a new EP, a series of single releases, a marketing plan around new music or content creation to accompany any new release.
Any solo artist, producer, songwriter or group working within any genre can apply but preference may be given to; R&B, Afrobeat, Soul, Hip Hop, Grime, Jazz, Gospel, Garage, Reggae and African music.
Eligible applicants will be:
- Aged 18 or over
- Based primarily in the UK and eligible to work here
- A resident in the UK for at least the last 3 consecutive years
- In financial need and without significant backing from labels, music publishing companies or management
- A track record of regularly performing, writing and releasing music for at least 12 months
No application deadline has been indicated.