Help Musicians Northern Ireland Launch Women In Music Fund


Help Musicians Northern Ireland have announced the launched of their Women In Music fund.

Designed to “support organisations and established collectives working to promote gender equality and the role of women in music”, The fund will provide grants of between £1000 – £5000 to support projects with the aim of advancing the awareness of gender equality and diversity in music in Northern Ireland through education and skills development, support and empowerment.

The fund is open to established collectives* and organisations who deliver projects that aim to:

  • promote gender equality
  • actively encourage greater participation of women in live music in Northern Ireland
  • inform and educate women in a range of career opportunities in the music industry in NI

According to HMNI, the project should “produce tangible and measurable results, such as providing women with demonstrable skills in sound engineering and production. Overall, the project should push the boundaries of your activities as an organisation or collective and enable you undertake a new project that you are not currently able to achieve without support.”

Applications can be made here.

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