Music and creative art is such a critical part of our lives, but it is often taken for granted. We believe great creative talent needs to be nutured and supported in order to grow and flourish. There are many people in the country who have great talent but are not able to access the resouces to realise their abilities.
The support for new and upcoming talent begins at our major fund raising event - Lowde Fest, where we offer new and talented musicians and performers the chance to perform at a large scale professional event. The leadership team also offers guidenace and mentoring to the performers on marketing and promotions.
The revenue generated by Lowde Fest also enables The Lowde Music Trust to offer grants and scholarships to young talented individuals who otherwise would not be able to afford to pursue a carear in the creative industries. This includes:
The Keith Lowde Scholarship
This is a grant available for students wishing to attend the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford. The scholarship will fully fund a student’s journey through one of ACM’s Music Business or Technical Services programmes, paying for their tuition fees for the duration of study (a value of £27,000). You can read more about the Scholarship here
The MIDEM Pitch Award
This is an award for a student wishing to pitch to music industry specialists. This helps provide a vital link between education and the music industry and can lead directly to employment, or at least a greater understanding for the students of what is required within industry. The Trustees have agreed to pay grants to two students a year to help enable them to attend the imporatn industry annual conference - MIDEM, and then to pitch their ideas to key industry mentors and leaders.
The Annual Entreprenuership Award
Through a long running partnership with ACM, the trust makes an award to a student who presents an entrepreneurial idea or concept. The students must have an innovative and defined concept, a method for implementing their ideas and a clear path for development.