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PRS Foundation announces new Women Make Music grantees

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Poppy Ajudha, Julia Biel, Lady Sanity and Emma McGrath are among the latest 12 artists to receive support via PRS Foundation’s Women Music Music Fund.

They are joined by Vikki Stone, Anna Chmelewsky, Yama Warashi, The Anchoress, Keto, Isobel Anderson, Lyves and Faith i Branko in receiving grants to support the creation, performance or funding of new music.

The next application deadline is 2 October. Learn more about the fund and how to apply.

Earlier this year, a PRS Foundation report found that the music industry still poses a ‘challenging environment’ for women.

The research, which was launched in parliament to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, was based on interviews with 157 previous Women Make Music Fund recipients.

According to the findings, 78 percent said that they had experienced sexism while working in the music industry, stating that there was a lack of recognition of what woman contribute and achieve within the music industry.

In more positive news, the report found that 79 percent of Women Make Music grantees said the fund significantly helped their confidence by enabling them to grow their professional profile.

Read more about the report.

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