Boost for Welsh Grassroots Music Venues as Creative Wales Announce New Fund
Music Venue Trust is delighted to announce that Welsh venues will now be able to apply for funding from Creative Wales to go towards improving and increasing their commercial outlook and sustainability. Launched on 29 January, Creative Wales will support the growth of the creative industries in Wales and has identified the music industry as one of their key priority areas. The launch of the Grassroots Music Venues Fund is the first step in their programme. The fund opens immediately, and Welsh venues can apply for financial support to make physical or business improvements to strengthen their operation.
Music Venue Trust has been building a relationship with Welsh Government since 2016 and Creative Wales has been launched to champion the creative industries in Wales, providing a strong and unified voice for the sector. They have identified Grassroots Music Venues as a key platform from which such talent can be developed, nurtured and grown.
To receive full info about this fund please email [email protected] to request it.
Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism
Mark Davyd, CEO & Founder of MVT
Music Venue Trust will offer support to venues wishing to apply, as they have with venues in England making applications to Arts Council England’s Supporting Grassroots Live Music Fund.
Sam Dabb, Le Pub, Newport
With a 3rd Welsh Venues Meeting planned for March 2020 this marks a positive start to the year for grassroots music in Wales.
Creative Wales launch information: https://gov.wales/new-priorities-support-growth-wales-creative-industries