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Travel Awards

This scheme is open. Deadline for applications: Ongoing

The Travel Awards Scheme is a rolling programme. Applications must be received 4 weeks before the intended date of travel. 

These awards enable individual artists and established music groups (up to 4 members) to travel from Northern Ireland to develop their skills and expertise. Applicants must provide evidence that they have been invited by a host organisation in the country to which they intend to travel. 

All applications must be for travel which will be completed by 31 May 2020 which includes both outbound and return flights to Northern Ireland.

If you are travelling before 31 March 2020, please submit your application four weeks before intended date of travel.

If you are applying to travel in April 2020 and May 2020, you are required to submit your application by Friday 14 February 2020.

Music Artists / Established music groups (ONLY) who have received an official invitation to perform at an international industry focused showcasing festival or conference in North America or Europe, should apply to the PRS Foundation International Showcase Fund e.g. SXSW, WOMEX, Folk Alliance International, Classical: Next, Jazz Ahead

Who can apply?

Individual artists, established music groups (up to 4 members) and arts administrators. Employees of statutory bodies are eligible to apply but they must prove that the funds which they are seeking are for work/costs which are not properly the concern of their employer and do not form part of their professional employment.

Established music groups applying to the scheme should submit a single application. Within the contact details section of the form, they should state the name of the group as well as the name of the primary contact to whom all correspondence will be addressed. Names of all band members should be stated in The History of Artistic Practice submitted with the application, which should be the history of artistic practice for the group as a whole. 


How to apply?

Please consult the programme guidance notes before submitting an application. 
Travel Awards Guidance Notes

Deadline for Applications

This is a rolling programme.