Our First Professional Development Workshop for 2016 Artists


That’s right, we at CMF put on our first professional development workshops for the new 2016 CMF Artists on Tuesday 4th October!

CMF is committed to providing professional musicians in the UK in the early stages of their careers with expert advice, guidance and support to help them to build successful careers in music.

We don’t give out cash grants; we give support, advice and performance opportunities to musicians in the early stages of their career because we believe this expert guidance is paramount and the benefits multiplied. That is where the professional development workshops come in; CMF Artists are able to speak directly with leading figures in a variety of fields including finance, music and management to name a few. The day was a long one with 5 different talks throughout, covering a range of topics relevant to the business side of the music industry. It was a taster for what they can hear more about in further workshops as well as with their business mentors. To read more about the CMF Artist Programme, click here.

At CMF, we are lucky enough to have such strong connections with the City and thus are able to spend our professional development workshops days in the wonderful Guildhall. You can see a few of our artists below including in the Guildhall West Wing .


This workshop is just the beginning for the new 2016 CMF Artists, who will be announced later this month. They will take part in the scheme over the next two years, during which, as well as the core programme, each artist receives support in the planning and implementing of a bespoke project based upon the artist’s needs. This might include additional concerts, provision of quality audio and visual recording for commercial and promotional purposes, commissioning of new music, website creation, professional photographs, additional mentoring and introductions to key music industry professionals.

We will have our next professional development workshops soon so keep checking on our website and social media for updates!

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