In April 2020, as a response to the Covid-19 crisis, we repurposed the Francis Chagrin Awards and turned it into the Covid-19 Composer Awards, as a means of supporting composers with the immediate challenges arising from the pandemic.
We’re excited to announce that we’re now relaunching the Francis Chagrin Awards for 2022-23, beginning with Round 1, which will focus on supporting women and minority gender composers and music creators.
We will be awarding up to 12 small-scale grants of £500 to composers and music creators in the UK. These can be used to purchase essential equipment, develop skills, or gain vital artistic and practical insight and experience in working with professional musicians, ensembles or other artistic collaborators, with a view to supporting individuals’ longer-term ability to sustain themselves and their careers.
These awards are not designed as a hardship fund or to supplement projects which have confirmed grant support already.
A second round will open in November.