MIF to resume funding scheme for music industry workers

Manchester International Festival is announcing the return of its MIF Sounds programme that aims to support music industry professionals.

The support will be granted to successful applicants from the Greater Manchester area. Each of the chosen creatives will receive up to £1,000.

The purposes for grant requests can be various, the MIF representatives state. Applicants may wish to get support “for recording music, presenting a gig, releasing a record or starting a new label imprint”. People from all areas of the music industry in Greater Manchester are encouraged to apply.

Launched in 2020, the first round of MIF Sounds offered support to professionals working in various fields. Here are a few names of the artists and projects that received grants from MIF Sounds: All Hands on Deck, Balraj Samrai, Jacob Connor, Loose Articles, Lone Taxidermist, OneDa, SAF-S2E, Sprechen, Vzion.

Those who would like to get advice on applying for MIF Sounds can attend an online meeting with MIF at 6.30 pm on Monday 29 November.

Applications for MIF Sounds should be submitted here by video or in writing by midday on Thursday 16 December. The successful applicants will be announced in January 2022.

More information about Manchester International Festival and MIF Sounds is on the official website.

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