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At the heart of English folk

Seed Funding

The EFDSS Creative Seed Funding is an award of £750 to be given to three artists/groups of artists who wish to explore new creative ideas in the genre of English folk music.

The award is aimed at artists in the early stages of their professional career and for whom this support will to enable them to undertake a creative exploration that will help foster their career develop as a professional folk musician working in the English folk idiom.

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Closing date for applications: Friday 23 June 2017
Bursary Announcement: July 2017
Bursaries to be completed by Wednesday 28 February 2018

Completed applications should be returned to Katy Spicer, Chief Executive & Artistic Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

EFDSS is a PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development Partner and is funded by Arts Council England.

Images courtesy of Rosie Reed Gold taken at Sweet Liberties.