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.
Funding of between £500 and £4,000 is available for the development of group music making, especially involving young people. Because of the Trust’s link with a major composer, the Trustees wish to see composition as central to projects put forward for support. Projects in and out of schools or in community situations will be considered. The Trustees will consider applications for first-time initiatives as well as the development of existing projects.
Successful applications will have demonstrated that they:
- Involve young people and aim to open young people’s ears, to stimulate creativity in sound and provide a springboard for young composers to move forward with aspiration.
- Are aiming for music making of high quality within the project context which may take many different styles and forms.
- Take place in or out of school, college or university, or in community settings and where young composers are involved that the project will assist their professional development.
- Demonstrate artistic leadership i.e. that the artistic leader/s involved in the project (composer, musician, conductor, director, workshop leader etc.) should be clearly identified and named in the application.
- Show how the project will be planned managed and evaluated and who will be responsible for the management of the schedule, the participants, appointment of the leaders, evaluation and the budget.
In 2017, the Foundation awarded grants to the value of £15,000. The trustees generally hold one meeting a year, in the autumn and the closing date for applications is Friday 28th September 2018.