£100,000 in grants will be awarded for early music tours and artistic projects in the UK between April and October 2024

Continuo Foundation Performances

16 performances supported by the Continuo Foundation

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The Continuo Foundation has announced its seventh round of grants, following a successful grant-making initiative that has raised the grand total of funding to £750,000. For this round, £100,000 will be awarded for live early music concert tours and artistic projects in the UK between April and October 2024. Grants will range from £2,000 to £8,000.

Applications will be accepted from established and emerging ensembles, and will be considered based on artistic merit, the ability to engage new audiences, and the impact on the future. Successful applicants will also receive access to the Continuo Foundation’s digital platform, Continuo Connect, through which UK-based period-instrument soloists and ensembles can publicise their profiles, projects, and events.

Founded in 2020, the Continuo Foundation is an entrepreneurial organisation dedicated to supporting period-instrumentalists and bringing live performance to communities across the UK. To date, it has supported 145 projects and awarded grants to 85 period-instrument ensembles, benefitting 970 freelance musicians and nearly 100,000 audience members in 150 locations across the UK. Patrons of the Continuo Foundation include Sir Roger Norrington CBE, Dame Emma Kirkby DBE, Mary Bevan MBE, and Rachel Podger.

The deadline for this round of funding is 9 February 2024, and final award decisions will be made by 21 March 2024. 

Click here for more information, and to apply for the Continuo Foundation grant round seven.

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