Applications for the Horizons Launchpad fund are now open!
Arts Council of Wales and BBC Wales are calling for talented Welsh artists and bands to apply for the Launchpad fund. Arts Council of Wales and BBC Wales are calling for talented Welsh artists and bands to apply for the Launchpad fund. Launchpad will offer grants of up to £2,000 to help artists or bands to fulfil their potential and reach the next level.
Aimed at emerging musicians that already demonstrate promise, Launchpad is part of the Horizons Gorwelion scheme to develop new and independent contemporary music in Wales.
Launchpad was started in 2014 and has supported over 135 artists, from more than 50 Welsh towns. A diverse mix of musicians will be supported in their creative work by the fund, allowing them to pay for studio time and equipment, commission photography, artwork and video, promote their work and go on tour. Artists who have been supported by the Launchpad fund include fast-rising Carmarthen trio Adwaith who have just released their brilliant debut album ‘Melyn’, Flintshire hip-hop artist Ennio the Little Brother who used the funding to purchase equipment. Cardiff-based rapper and singer NonameDisciple who received support for her ‘A Millennial’s Godfidence’ project.
For more information about Launchpad and how to apply, as well as the Horizons initiative, go to www.bbc.co.uk/horizons