We are proud to announce that Tomorrow’s Warriors has been chosen alongside five other dynamic Black-led music organisations as a partner for PRS Foundation’s third round of the Sustaining Creativity Fund.
Set up thanks to Spotify’s COVID-19 Music Relief Fund and generous donations from music fans and the music industry, the Sustaining Creativity Fund is designed for music creators experiencing hardship from loss of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, helping exciting talent to do what they do best and using a new model to support music making, however that looks.
This targeted round of funding recognises the Black music community is disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, that the economic impact of the pandemic will hit minorities hardest, and the concern that outstanding Black talent has been less able to access hardship funding over recent months. Conversations following the Black Lives Matter movement and the industry’s show of solidarity on Black Out Tuesday highlight the many barriers to career progression – including structural and systemic racism in music, everyday prejudice and injustice, underrepresentation, marginalisation and financial inequity.
UK-based Black music creators working in any genre and at any career level whose music careers have been impacted by COVID-19 can apply. We are partnering with PRSF alongside GIRLS I RATE, Jazz re:freshed, MOBO Trust, No Signal and Saffron Records to signpost Black music creators who will benefit from this vital support towards the fund.
Many TW alumni have struggled hugely due to loss of work during the pandemic and we aim to keep supporting our community with their music careers during this difficult time.
“Tomorrow’s Warriors are very pleased to partner with PRS Foundation on its new Sustaining Creativity Fund and contribute our nearly 30 years of expertise in reaching and supporting the creative careers of young black musicians and continue to redress the imbalance among underserved and underrepresented communities of Black talent.”Janine Irons, Co-Founder and CEO, Tomorrow’s Warriors