Investing in Artist and Creative Development

The Accelerator Fund has been set-up by ICMP to provide students and alumni with access to funding to support their projects and professional development.

Collaboration is key

Initially, the majority of music creatives start building their careers with a team of one - themselves! Of course, it’s important to build relationships with fellow creatives and collaborate to develop your work. However, most of your first steps in realising your projects and bringing them to a wider audience will be carried out on your own.

Seeking support

At ICMP support is available to all students through our Music Careers and Industry liaison team. Staffed by industry professionals, the team is able to provide one-to-one guidance on the likes of artist development and release strategies.

Students acquire specific skills and support from their courses, but moulding that into action requires determination, drive and often, for certain things, a little bit of funding.

That is where the Accelerator Fund comes in.

If an ICMP student, or alumni, can demonstrate that a specific element of their professional development requires a small amount of funding and is part of a wider, more significant plan linked to long-term career growth, they can apply for funds from the Accelerator Fund.

ICMP is committed to investing in their students and alumni’s career wherever possible, be that through the ongoing support available from the Career and Industry Hub or via this initiative.

Applications for 2023/2024

The Accelerator Fund has two application periods, one each semester:

Semester A: 30th October - 28th November
Semester B: 26th February - 27th March

How to access the fund

The fund is managed by a team of Industry Professionals who will review and assess each application. To ensure that the fund assists as many applicants as possible, only modest sums will be available per application – so don’t start plotting a world tour just yet!

Students and Alumni can access the funding application form on the platform.

career and industry hub   ICMPLIFE.COM

Our Accelerator recipients include:

Helped fund the recording of her debut album

Helped fund the recordings of a set of singles

BA SONGWRiting alumnus
Alessandro ciminata
Helped fund the recording of a single

BA SONGWRiting alumnA
Helped fund the recording of a single