Fidelio welcomes applications for grants in support of the Arts particularly for Music, including Opera, Lieder, Composition and Dance.
Fidelio aims to provide support for individuals (over school age) or groups of exceptional ability, to enable them for example:
- To receive special tuition or coaching (e.g. in the case of musicians to attend Master Classes)
- To participate in external competitions
- To be supported for a specially arranged performance
- To receive support for a special publication, musical composition or work of art
Applications need to be supported by Institutions, Colleges, Arts Festivals or other arts organisations in the United Kingdom or by persons with recognised relevant expertise. Applications from individuals or groups seeking funding for themselves or their children without such support will not be accepted. Grants are not available for school children.
The person representing the recommending institution or organisation must vouch for the competence and skill of those for whom they are applying to Fidelio and state how they were selected. They should explain their professional relationship with the individual or group, and describe accurately the project or activity for which money is required.
It is important to give as much detail as possible about how much money is needed and how the proposed budget is made up. Fidelio’s funds are limited and no single grant will normally be greater than £5,000. The trustees, while willing to provide support, may sometimes only be able to part-fund a project or activity.
Application Form: Available to download from the website below. Applications will only be accepted by email.
Deadline: The closing dates for receipt of applications are 1st February, 1st June and 1st October.