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.
Support is available at ICMP through our Careers and Industry liaison team, 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 certain 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.
Dyne Road Development Fund
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.
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.