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Investing in artist 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 2019/2020 

The Accelerator Fund has two application periods - one in Semester A, one in Semester B. The first application period will run from 1st October to 1st November.
 

How to access the fund

The fund is managed by ICMP's Careers and Industry team 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 Accelerator Fund page on My.ICMP. Access is via your student/alumni log-in.

career and industry hub   My.ICMP


Our Accelerator recipients include:

CERT HE SONGWRITING ALUMNA
Odina 
Helped fund the recording of her debut album



BA CREATIVE MUSICIANSHIP alumni
THE VELVET HANDS 
Helped fund the recordings of a set of singles



BA SONGWRiting alumnus
michael amadi
Helped fund the shooting of a video



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



BA SONGWRiting alumnA
TRAGIC SASHA
Helped fund the recording of a single