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Providing support to our community of Disabled musicians during the Coronavirus crisis.

Get funded – Advice service

Our Associate Fundraiser Nick Lawford is creating ‘How To’ videos for different funding schemes including Arts Council and PRS Foundation.

Watch the funding videos

Nick is also offering a friendly and accessible funding application feedback service to 15 Disabled musicians – open now.
Follow the link below for more info.

Get feedback and help with applying for funding.

Get Skilled – Music Industry Webinars

A series of 4 music industry-focused webinars for Disabled musicians. We carried out a survey of Disabled artists and are offering sessions on the most popular topics.

BOOK NOW – Webinars #3 & #4 – DIY Music marketing for beginners

Designed for Disabled musicians who are early-on in their musical journey, this interactive, accessibly-paced webinar will offer an overview of DIY music marketing. Join us for two connected sessions:

  • Part 1 – Wed 24th March, 6pm-7.30pm
  • Part 2 – Wed 31st March, 6pm-7.30pm

Book now

– Webinar #1A Beginner’s Guide to the Music Industry  took place on: 13th Jan 2021. We had a fully booked session and covered an overview of the music industry and what it takes to self-release your music. Full information about the session here.
– Webinar #2 Live Streaming for Solo Artists took place on: 12th Feb 2021. The second fully-booked webinar looked at livestreaming a solo performance, step-by-step. Full info here.

Get Supported – Small Bursaries

The final element of Digital:Connect is 4 bursaries of £500 each for Asian, Black and ethnically diverse Disabled musicians.

These bursaries will act as a development grant, enabling musicians to grow creatively. They are for musicians and also for people who want to make music but have been unable to do so, due to barriers faced.

Applications are now closed. 

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The Digital:Connect project is managed by DM creative facilitator, Abigail Ward.

Funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, along with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Garrick Charitable Trust, has helped us to create Digital:Connect

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