Arts Council England has announced a new ring fenced fund to support the organisations and people involved in the hosting and promotion of live music events in venues. Supporting Grassroots Live Music is part of Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants.

Grants of between £1,000 and £40,000 will be available in the 2019/20 financial year specifically to support activities that help grassroots music venues and promoters to deliver and develop their work, getting live music to more people across England. It can only be accessed by those whose work focuses on hosting and/or promotion of live music events, for projects that support them to deliver their work bringing live music to the public. Usually, this will be venues and promoters (or groups of venues and/or promoters). ACE are particularly interested in supporting those venues and promoters who work in the grassroots part of this sector (ie those working with new, developing talent in small to mid-size venues).

Find out more in this briefing and Q&A session with Davina Christmas from Arts Council England.

This event is taking place at:

Frasers Bar

Connaught Theatre

Union Place


BN11 1LG


Register for your free ticket on eventbrite.


Arts Council England