InNOVAtion Award open for applications

InNOVAtion Award open for applications

The next round of applications for the InNOVAtion Award is now open. 

Set up as a joint effort between the PRS for Music Foundation and the Steve Reid Foundation, the award is open to anyone who is writing and performing their own music and is currently unsigned and unmanaged. 

This creative development award offers vital support to unsigned artists pushing musical boundaries, in the form of a bursary of up to £1,500, vinyl release support and mentorship from trustees.

“It is so exciting to be involved in a project that encourages and develops new talent and gives opportunities to artists who might otherwise never get a break,” said the Steve Reid Foundation’s co-founder Gilles Peterson.

The announcement follows a successful pilot year of mentoring and support, which featured artists including Lady Vendredi, Moses Boyd, Hector Plimmer and Sarathy Korwar. 

The Steve Reid Foundation was set up by Gilles Peterson, Brownswood Records and a collective of Trustees, inspired by legendary jazz drummer, Steve Reid.

Applicants must submit links to their music as well as a three minute video which explains their career to date, and how funding and mentoring would help with their creative development. Artists can apply from today via 

The final deadline for submissions is Thursday, June 30.

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