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Anthem Music Fund Wales offers funding to support organisations to run music making projects or create music career progression opportunities in Wales.

If you are looking for funding right now to support your development as a young musician in Wales, we’ve made a list of useful links to other funders that might be able to help you. 

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Atsain Fund

Over the last two years Atsain has funded 45 youth music organisations across Wales to create projects that remove barriers to music for young people in Wales. Atsain is clearly making an impact by offering funding to organisations, but it’s hard to pinpoint where our funding has contributed to real change in the sector. There is so much knowledge that has been gained through four open rounds of Atsain, and we have a much clearer picture of the barriers to music young people are facing in Wales. 

The next step is for Anthem to become more strategic in our approach and construct funding rounds that bring organisations tackling similar barriers together to learn and grow. Youth voice is at the heart of Anthem, and will be a key component of this next stage of development.

Call for Young Curators Cymru partners

Atsain 2024 funds work for young people aged 0 – 25 engaging in music who experience barriers through life circumstances, geographical issues, identity or background, and is backed by investment from Youth Music, thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Arts Council of Wales, and The Foyle Foundation. 

Anthem is now calling out for organisations to apply for the Young Curators Cymru project. This exciting programme of activity will give up to 40 young people aged 11-18 years old the opportunity to curate and programme music events within their own rural communities. We’d love venues working in areas of rural isolation to apply as a host venue and training and support will be provided by not only Anthem but our brilliant partners on the project, Theatr Brychieniog. 

Anthem want to empower young people to become active citizens within their community, bringing them together to develop promoter skills and music interests, and be introduced to pathways into the music industry that they would otherwise not be given the opportunity to learn about. We’re keen to address the balance of people within their communities who have struggled to be able to get access to run activities and been hampered due to rural location.

This fund is now open and the closing date is the 12th of August.

The panel will meet in late August and applicants will receive notification of whether they have been successful by early September.


Download and read the Application Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions below. Please find accessible formats below, including audiovisual and large print. 

To apply

  • Complete the Young Curators Cymru application form. Please note that you cannot save the form and re-edit. Please find an example of the form below so you can prepare your application offline.
  • Submit your project narrative on our project narrative form and your project budget on our budget template form. Please save it  to your computer to upload it on to the grant portal.

We welcome project narratives and testimonials or other supporting material in video, powerpoint or audio format. If you choose to submit your application in one of these formats please note you will still need to submit a budget and various supporting documents in written form. Project narratives in video form should be no more than ten minutes in length.

If you have any questions about the Atsain fund or would like to discuss additional access needs or costs, please contact our Programme Manager,

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