30th September 2020

Academy Fund Recipients

At the end of 2019 we launched the Academy Fund,  a financial initiative with the aim of supporting the next generation of music makers.

The fund was originally set out to support 12 Sentric artists with up to £1000 of funding to go towards any area of their work: writing, recording, marketing, production gear, etc…

In response to the financial hardship currently faced by songwriters and producers, the Academy Fund was extended to support an additional 12 Sentric artists, amounting the total to 24 funding opportunities.

So far, the Academy Fund has supported 12 diversely talented artists.

Marc Jones 

The Croydon rapper with impeccable flow and lyrical depth.


The Berlin-based alt-pop trio exploring melancholic themes with mesmerising melodies.

Junk Drawer

Belfast’s idiosyncratic fusion of Krautrock, post-punk and psychedelia.

Martha Hill

Observational alt-pop songwriter delivering  husky vocals, catchy hooks and socially conscious messages.

April + Vista

A duo toting a cinematic sound that whisks listeners into a world of their own.

Pet Deaths 

The London-base duo creating hypnotic celestial folk.

Low Island

The shape-shifting quartet darting between uplifting electronica and intimate ballads.


The experimental singer-songwriter and Ivor Novello Rising Star who blending her ethereal voice with sharp new sounds.


The Brighton-based 4-piece carving out explosive walls of sounds to accompany their personal and honest subjects.


Pioneers of a visceral, new brand of art-rock.


The young Baltimore phenomenon renowned for her viral freestyle videos, uncompromising lyrics and explosive attitude.


The Newcastle singer-songwriting and producer creating enveloping musical textures at every level.


The Glaswegian three-piece delivering angular alt-rock fused with deep electronic groove.


The Birmingham MC known for her hard-hitting flow and distinctive blend of grime, 90s hip hop and jazz influences.


Ivor Novello Nominee creating contemporary soul music and new Nile Rodgers mentee.

October submissions are now open. To apply for funding from Academy Fund, log in to your account and head to the Opportunities page.