Folk artists invited to bid for grants in memory of festival founder

The Alan Surtees Trust is a grant giving organisation that supports performers whose work is rooted in, or influenced by, traditional music and arts.

It was set up 2017 in memory of Alan Surtees, the co-founder and director of Shrewsbury Folk Festival.

Up to four awards of up to £1,000 each will be made to emerging musicians, dancers or singers by the Alan Surtees Trust, which was established in memory of the co-founder and director of Shrewsbury Folk Festival.

Grants will be given to artists who show exceptional skill, talent and promise in their field and whose work is rooted in, or influenced by, folk and traditional music and arts. Funding can go towards a variety of uses included mentoring, new instruments and equipment, recording a debut album or other costs.

Trust chair Dave Cowing said: “We have been able to support some prodigious talent since the trust was launched including Maddie Morris, who went on to win last year’s BBC Young Folk Award.

The 2020 funding round is now open. The deadline for applications is April 30.

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