Deadline: 15 July 2019

This grant scheme is for UK musicians and professionals, for professional and creative development in Russia.

The grant scheme is for individual musicians and professionals (e.g. composers, conductors, performers, librettists, sound artists, event producers) who have an existing interest in or contact with Russia, and who have a strong project idea that funding would help them to fulfil. The UK-Russia Year of Music 2019 aims to make real connections between professionals, performers and audiences in the UK and Russia, and applicants will be asked to consider what the benefit will be both for their own career and their sector in both countries. 

The maximum grant amount available is £3,000.

Applications may be considered from those who have never previously worked with Russian partners, but who have project partners in mind (or who have already committed to a project). 

All activity must be completed and all grant funding spent by 29 February 2020, at which time you will be asked to report on the activity you have undertaken.


  1. A budget should be provided that shows a full cost breakdown.
  2. The Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy will not take responsibility for organising recipients’ invitations or visas.

Selection criteria

Priority will be given to the projects that meet the conditions above, and present:

  • a strong idea that has been well-thought through and clearly researched, showing how this activity is beneficial to the UK artist/professional and the Russia music sector 
  • evidence of interest from both UK and Russian partners, including evidence of co-funding (if applicable)
  • strong professional development outcomes that will lead to further activity between the UK and Russia that may not have taken place otherwise
  • sustainable and ongoing collaboration and creative exchange that will be supported by this activity.