Investing in artist development
The Dyne Road Development 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.
At ICMP support is available to all students through our Careers and Industry liaison team, known as The Hub. 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 Dyne Road Development 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 Dyne Road Development Fund.
ICMP is committed to investing in their students and alumni’s career wherever possible, be that through the ongoing support available from The Hub or via this initiative.
Helped fund studio time with a leading producer
Lucia Reyes Woodward
Helped fund music video as part of a two single release strategy
Helped fund recording sessions at Tileyard Studios
(The Velvet Hands)
Funded recording for band development
Funded music video for single released in collaboration with Healing Using Music (HUM)
BMUS & BACM ALUMNI
Detox From Grey
Helped fund recording of EP
Helped fund engineer/producer to record track for industry portfolio
Helped fund promotional video for her start-up, Dauntless
Helped fund producer to record a 5-track acoustic EP
Helped fund music video
Helped fund hiring of campaign manager for first single
How to access the fund
The fund is managed by The Hub’s 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 Dyne Road Development Fund page on My.ICMP. Access is via your student/alumni log-in.