CALLING WELSH MUSIC MAKERS: Apply for the Horizons / Gorwelion Launchpad Fund now!

Are you a band striving to progress? An artist who dedicates their life to music? Are you based in Wales? Then continue reading.

It’s safe to say that the Welsh music scene is teeming with talent, where the Arts Council of Wales and BBC Wales want to invest in you. The Launchpad Fund, a part of the Horizons Gorwelion scheme, aims to enhance musicians careers through a £2,000 grant, where the funding is yours to help achieve your next goal.



This opportunity has a proven success rate, where since its beginning in 2014, the Launchpad Fund has backed over 135 artists from more than 50 Welsh towns. Previous recipients include Adwaith, We’re No Heroes, NonameDisciple and Ennio the Little Brother to name just a few. Previous awardees have used the fund to commision photoshoots, buy new equipment, tour, create imaginative promo and gain studio time.

Horizons / Gorwelion is dedicated to celebrating the diverse music scene here in Wales. This opportunity is the chance to boost your finances and give your craft the chance it needs to flourish. Take a look on the Horizons website here, with more details on the application along with the form.


To apply, you must detail the following:

  • How much funding you’re asking for and what it will be spent on?
  • What activity the funding will enable you to do?
  • How that activity will help your music career
  • Why now is the best time?


There’s still plenty of time to apply, with submissions closing on November 16th. Good luck!

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