It’s just over two years since the launch of the PRS Foundation, an independent charity funding new music in the UK, and the outcomes are pretty staggering. Over 700 organisations have received £2.3 million in funding for a diverse range of projects; from festivals, to cross-art form collaborations. For David Francis, Manager of the Performing Right Society Foundation, this is not just another office job. It’s more rewarding than that.
‘I enjoy seeing that our funding impacts on social regeneration, re-engagement, celebration, experimentation…it’s not just about the music,’ Francis emphasises.