Arts Council England www.artscouncil.org.uk
Arts Council England works to get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences that enrich people's lives. We support a range of artistic activities from theatre to music, literature to dance, photography to digital art, and carnival to crafts. Great art inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves, and the world around us. In short, it makes life better.
Performing Right Society for Music Foundation www.prsfoundation.co.uk
The PRS Foundation is now the UK's largest independent funder solely for new music of any genre. Launched in March 2000, PRS Foundation (PRSF) is an independent charity Its main aims are to encourage, promote and stimulate the creation and performance of all genres of music and to help people have a positive experience of new music. Since its launch at Abbey Road studios in March 2000, PRSF has assisted over 800 organisations to the tune of nearly £4 million, supporting a diverse range of new music activities, including many unique and ground-breaking projects and collaborations. In addition, PRSF actively supports new music projects throughout the UK, which help to inspire musical creativity in young people. It does this through a wide range of funding schemes which each have their own application forms (all available from the website) and deadlines staggered throughout the year. The PRS Foundation prides itself on being a model of good practice within the arts funding system, with simple application forms, a fast turn around on decision-making and an open door policy.