PRS Foundation and British Council have partnered to offer an International Talent Development Partner Bursary for Talent Development Partners.
The aim of the bursary is to support the development or enhancement of international projects between PRS Foundation’s Talent Development Partners and their equivalents in ODA (Overseas Development Assistance) eligible countries, which are looking to foster mutual exchange, collaboration, dialogue and offer development opportunities for music creators.
Who can apply?
Individual Talent Development Partners or a group of smaller Talent Development Partner Organisations. If applying as a group, we will need one Talent Development Partner to be the named applicant who will take financial and reporting responsibility should an award be made.
This opportunity is for 5 Talent Development Partner Network organisations (or group of smaller TDP organisations) who are thinking of working internationally to apply for support to develop or enhance projects which offer development opportunities for music creators in both the UK and overseas.
How much can Talent Development Partners apply for and for what?
Support of £1900 is available to cover costs such as:
• UK artist/industry speakers, trainer or mentor fees for activity that supports the development of music creators overseas.
• International artist/industry speaker, trainer or mentor fees for activity that supports the development of UK music creators (where there is also demonstrable benefit to the overseas country).
• Fees for music creators or professional facilitators involved in UK-International collaborative work with an exploratory, talent development emphasis (rather than formal commission)
• Bursaries towards international digital residencies or other creative exchanges with a talent development emphasis
In view of current international travel restrictions and uncertainties, the fund will primarily
support the development of projects using digital platforms and tools. Physical travel can
be included alongside digital activity but there must be contingency plans in place should
this not be possible.
We expect the partner relationship and project to be facilitated by the Talent Development Partner and the international organisation directly.
• Talent Development Partners must have a named international collaborator and organisation in an ODA Country.
• Talent Development Partners must be able to complete the project by May 2022
• Demonstrable benefits to both Talent Development Partner and the international collaborator.
• Talent Development Partners must be new to international working or, the partnership between the TDP and international organisation has developed over the last 12 months.
PRS Foundation and British Council are keen to support a range of organisation across the UK therefore priority will be given to those organisations whose work extends beyond central hubs such as London.
What can’t be covered by the bursary?
• international collaborators or organisations not within ODA Countries listed above.
• Projects which will not be completed by May 2022
• Projects which do not benefit both Talent Development Partner and the international collaborator.
• Existing international partnerships or projects which have been running over 12 months
• 100% costs, we expect Talent Development Partners to contribute to this activity.
When is the bursary deadline and when will PRS Foundation and British Council decide?
April 19th : Applications are open
May 17th: DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS
w/c 24th May: PRS Foundation to host decision panel
w/c 24th May: DECISIONS DELIVERED
w/c 31st May: Funded activity may begin