WOMAD Funding Scheme: Training and Professional Development Bursaries for Artists and Festival Production Crew
5 October 2020
WOMAD and the WOMAD Foundation are concerned by the devastating impact the pandemic has had on the arts sector in the UK. Among the hardest hit have been festivals and events. All UK festivals were cancelled in 2020, with WOMAD itself having four festivals around the world cancelled this year.
As a result of the crisis, thousands of people lost their years work and are without an income for the foreseeable future. Very few have benefited from Government support packages.
In response to this crisis, the WOMAD Foundation is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity “The Training and Professional Development Bursary Scheme” aimed at festival production crew and artists.
APPLICANTS DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE WORKED FOR WOMAD TO APPLY FOR THIS BURSARY
Alongside the Bursary Scheme, the WOMAD Foundation will continue to support projects and this year the Foundation is particularly interested in receiving applications for project funding that aim to support and work with groups that have been disproportionally affected by COVID 19, where the arts bring people together, to enrich lives and to change perceptions.
We welcome applications from groups that work with older people, adults and children with special needs, BAME communities, asylum seekers and migrants, people living and working in prisons, hospitals, social care establishments and schools with a high rate of eligibility for free school meals.