Supporting Local Music Communities
Look out for more funds opening soon across the globe.
2019 marks an important milestone in the Boiler Room X Ballantine’s True Music’s long standing partnership with the introduction of the True Music Fund.
As we continue to champion True Music artists, fans and crews around the world, the True Music Fund will provide financial investment and one-on-one mentoring for independent programmers, artists and creatives to help their local community thrive. The True Music Fund is calling on those spearheading their local music scenes to submit proposals for local music and music industry events with potential for real community benefit that need some support to get off the ground.
If you are an artist, promoter or creative looking to make a difference in your local music community via events that celebrate your music scene - this fund is for you. To be in the running for a chance to reshape, redefine and reinvigorate your local music scene, all you need to do is share your proposal with us.
Successful applicants of the True Music Fund will receive financial backing as well as mentoring from Boiler Room’s in-house experts. From programming and event production to budget management and promo content creation, we’re here to make sure your events are the best they can be.
And remember, even with our support, you remain at the helm of the project. The True Music Fund supports projects funded by us and programmed by you, for your local community. We look forward to reading your application! Please note that while we commit to reading every application received, due to the high volume, we can’t guarantee we will be able to feedback to every single one.
Here are some FAQs. Read on for the nitty gritty.
Your proposal will be judged against the following criteria:
As it is a part of an ongoing partnership between Boiler Room & Ballantine’s, you must be willing to enter into an agreement for some brand presence…
True Music Fundee, Paulina Żaczek is a producer and curator of music and community events, specialising in cultural communication. Law graduate from Jagiellonian University, she’s been part of the Unsound team since 2010, currently working as the festival PR manager. She is behind the success of Szpitalna 1 club, where, as a PR Manager and Creative Director until July 2019, she was responsible for a comprehensive strategy of rebranding and external communication. She is the owner of GRANKO agency, founder of Zabawa party series and the manager of Olivia, the Krakow-based DJ.
"Without the [Boiler Room and Ballantine’s] support there would not be any ZABAWA. This grant helped me realise my ideal party format and push it even further! Inspired to continue the project and aim higher, I already plan the next summer edition, bigger in venue and number of DJs. Daytime ZABAWA showed that there is a great need for such projects."
“I am also certain I would not find a partner who would be so open to my ideas, willing to cooperate and create something unusual together on common grounds. I tried to make them happen with past partners but it failed due to various reasons. It was refreshing and inspiring to work with professionals that push each other further." - Paulina Żaczek