Help open doors for the next generation of composers

Our new bursary appeal aims to increase the number of full bursary places on our trailblazing new artist development programme for young people aged 14-18, In the Making.

In the Making is the only programme of its type in the UK supporting young music creators and composers. The 12-month programme includes a week-long residential, online skills sessions and networking opportunities. It has a fee of £500 but the actual cost to us is in excess of £2,000.

After a successful fundraising appeal in 2023, over 80 supporters raised more than £10,000 for the Susanna Eastburn Bursary Fund. This year, we invite our community – and anyone who wants to share the joy of music making – to donate to the bursary appeal and help us raise an additional £5,000, so that even more young people get the time, space and support to develop their skills as young composers.

"National music education is in a state of alarming decline and young people have limited, patchy and unequal access to progress their creativity. Through the exceptional generosity of our donors, we are able to ensure that the unique, fun and life-changing experience of In the Making is more inclusive and accessible by removing financial barriers to participation. I hope you will consider making your own contribution, if you are able to do so. Every single donation will support our ambition to bring the frontier of new music and sound closer to every person."

Dr Will Dutta, Chief Executive

To support the Bursary Appeal, you can complete the form on this page or make a donation by cheque.

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