Friday 4 March 2016

Katherine McGillivray's Get A Life fund

There is one week left to submit applications to the Katherine McGillivray's Get A Life fund. The fund, set up after the sudden death of highly respected viola player and teacher Katherine Gillivray in 2006, provides two award of up to £10,000 each to allow musicians over the age of 30 to take a sabbatical and undertake projects that will re-inspire and re-charge the artistic lives of applicants.

Applicants are required to outline their plans for their project and its outcomes, as well as a CV and budget. The projects supported by the fund cover a broad range of creative practices and the main eligibility criteria is that applicants should be 30 or over and domiciled in the UK or Eire. Most projects funded are between 6 and 12 months in length but other lengths will be considered.

This fund is slightly different from the usual funding opportunities we see popping up for professional musicians and highlights the real need to support working musicians and allow them space to seek inspiration. It is a fitting legacy for a musician and educator who touched so many lives.

For full information, visit the Get A Life website.

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