PRS Foundation extends artist funding opportunities to Northern Ireland

Since 2017, PPL has been proud to support PRS Foundation -the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development.

The Foundation has announced a new partnership with Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland, to support its Momentum Music and International Showcase Funds. These initiatives will now offer vital development opportunities to musicians from Northern Ireland.

The new partnerships mean that talented Northern Ireland based artists can now apply to the Momentum Music Fund, for grants of between £5000-£15,000, to support bespoke development support such as recording, touring, and marketing. Since 2013, the Momentum Music Fund has supported over 270 artists, over 160 new albums and more than 170 totalling over 1,000 UK live dates. Managed by PRS Foundation, the Momentum Music Fund awards grants of up to £15,000 using funds from PRS Foundation, PPL, Arts Council of Wales, the Welsh Government, and Creative Scotland.

Likewise, “export‑ready” artists from Northern Ireland are now eligible to apply for financial support of up to £5,000, through the International Showcase Fund, to travel to and perform at music industry facing showcase events. The International Showcase Fund can support costs for international travel, accommodation, and visas for those artists invited to perform at an industry event in a territory that will be beneficial to their career development.