Young musicians from low-income families are invited to apply for grants of up to £2000 to contribute towards their musical education and artistic development


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Awards for Young Musicians (AYM), a charity which supports young musicians from low income families, has relaunched its awards programme.

The charity is aimed at young musicians studying and living in the UK to help them receive a financial investment of up to £2,000 towards their musical education. Recipients will be able to access free music opportunities including mentoring and workshops, concert tickets and performance opportunities, as well as monthly online events. These feature top level musicians and industry professionals and explore everything from musicians’ health and wellbeing to career development and genre-specific creative sessions. 

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AYM welcomes applications from instrumentalists, composers, producers or songwriters between the ages of 5 and 17 from any genre and style of music, whose families are on a lower income. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate their potential and passion to take music to a high level, their progress in whatever music education they have had access to, as well as their love of music-making and ideas for development as an artist. 

The programme is both inclusive and means-tested, allowing young people to get the right level of support for their circumstances. Applicants can apply once a year with no set deadlines. More information can be found here.

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