Open Call: £1,000 in seed funding available for developing a new accessible instrument

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Exciting Opportunity: Help Shape the Future of Music Accessibility!


We are thrilled to announce the relaunch of Drake Music’s DMLab project, and we come bearing fantastic news! We are offering a seed funding grant of £1,000 to support the development of a brand new accessible musical instrument.

This is an incredible chance for innovators like you to get your ideas off the ground and create something new to showcase at our future DMLab events.

Who Can Participate?

We welcome applications from all creative minds, whether you’re an individual innovator or part of a team. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Disabled or non-Disabled musician, an instrument maker, or a developer – your ideas are invaluable to us. We are specifically seeking Expressions of Interest from those with innovative concepts aimed at addressing specific access requirements.

How to Apply

Applying easy! To register your interest, simply click on the link below and complete the short Expression of Interest (EOI) form.



Introduce yourself briefly, describe your proposed instrument, and outline the access need it aims to fulfil.

The deadline for submitting your Expression of Interest is Friday, 25th August.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications and supporting your creative journey to make music more inclusive and accessible for everyone.

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Looking for inspiration?

Check out our accessible musical instrument collection here.

About DMLab

DMLab is a project for Disabled & non-disabled musicians, technologists, & makers to come together & explore accessible music making. We are holding regular meet-ups and events to help build more inclusive music making opportunities.