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Create / Creu

up to £2,000


This strand can support your organisation to team-up with a Welsh or Wales-based composer or music-creator of any genre to create a new work. You may be a male voice choir or a brass band wanting a bespoke composition; perhaps you’re a community centre hoping to work with a local artist on a residency; you may have an ambitious multi-artform project in the pipeline…


An application to Create can support your project by up to £2,000.


Things to consider:


  • While we welcome applications that engage music with other artforms, music is the primary consideration in the scheme.


  • Music-creators must either be Wales-based (for at least a year before application) or have been born in Wales.


  • It’s a clear priority for us that music-creators receive appropriate payment, and we’re happy to advise if you’re not sure how to pitch the fee.


  • We prefer Create applications that target as much of the grant as possible to the artist’s fee, although if it’s necessary a small proportion of expenditure can go towards other costs incurred.


  • We can help if you need advice on identifying and connecting with composers or music-creators.


  • You should make sure you identify the music-creator you want to work with in good time, as they must be named in the application, and background information on their work attached.


  • An application to Create does not necessarily have to include a performance of the new work, although the panel will be interested in your plans for its legacy.


  • You may apply to Engage (simultaneously or at a later date) to support your new composition to reach an audience. Please be mindful that the panel will have a keen eye on reaching as many communities as possible through these funds.


  • You should ensure that your application meets the criteria laid out in the guidelines.