The Composers’ Fund supports the creative and professional development of talented composers with a strong track record and at pivotal stages in their career. Launched by PRS Foundation in 2016 the fund offers grants of up to £10,000 to support and enable composers to realise projects and ambitions that may not be possible through traditional commissioning models.
Since its launch the fund has supported projects such as recordings, the promotion and performance of existing works, international co-commissions and development, performer collaboration, residencies, sabbaticals or childcare costs and project or promotional support.
This round is the first of the new partnership with Jerwood Arts which enables increased support to composers that meet the fund’s criteria and whose activities take place in the UK and who are less than 10 years into their career.
The full list of recipients of the Composer’s Fund are:
Alasdair Nicolson – recording three string quartet pieces and CD release
Deirdre Gribbin – recording large-scale composition and childcare costs
Gazelle Twin – research and development, recording and creative development time
Jasdeep Singh Degun – creation of a new solo work for sitar and recording
Shirley J. Thompson – development of an opera series
Sinan Carter Savaskan – recording, digital development and promotion of ongoing major work
Supriya Nagarajan – recording, musician fees, mixing, mastering, promotion and album release
Tansy Davies – CD production, promotion and release