Tŷ Cerdd has been named as one of 55 UK music organisations to receive funding as 2021/22 PRS Foundation Talent Development Partners and has also been awarded a grant from Youth Music. This generous support will help finance the 2021/22 season of CoDI, Tŷ Cerdd's composer programme which is now in its third year (details of its forthcoming programme will be published soon).
Launched in 2016 and expanding each year, the pioneering network of PRS Foundation Talent Development Partners brings together organisations working at the frontline of talent development in the UK, supporting a broad range of music creators across different music genres, career levels and UK regions. The network – which includes venues, festivals, rehearsal spaces, studios and other talent development experts – reaches over 5,000 diverse and exciting songwriters, composers, artists, bands, ensembles and producers each year. Organisations are selected because of the quality and range of opportunities on offer for music creators in their specialist field or region, the year-round impact of their work, and because of what they bring to the network. New to join the network this year are organisations Manchester Collective, Nonclassical, South Asian Arts-UK and sounduk Arts.
Youth Music, with support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, add to the network additional funding and the support of Youth Music’s team to bring career development opportunities to young people across England, Scotland and Wales, helping to break down the barriers to the music industries which many young creatives face. This year, organisations receiving this additional support will be Cryptic, Drake Music Scotland, Forté Project, Jazz re:freshed, LIMF Academy, Manchester Collective, Manchester Jazz Festival, Mercury Musical Developments, Nonclassical, Psappha, South Asian Arts-UK, Ty Cerdd and Wide Days.