New Steve Reid award for groundbreaking artists

A new award recognising pioneering unsigned artists has been launched by PRS for Music Foundation and the Steve Reid Foundation.

The Steve Reid InNOVAtion Awards offer bursaries and mentoring for artists pushing musical boundaries.

Mentors include Gilles Peterson, Four Tet, Theo Parrish, Floating Points, RocketnumberNine, Emanative and Charlie Dark.

The creative development awards will be awarded to three to four emerging artists who will each receive a bursary of up to £1,500 and mentorship from Steve Reid Foundation Trustees. The award is open to anyone that is writing and performing their own music and is currently unsigned and unmanaged.

Applicants can apply by sending links to their music as well as a three-minute video which explains their career to date, and how funding and mentoring would help with their creative development.

The final deadline for submissions is 17 November.

Image: Steve Reid, courtesy Flickr