Joining the Dots is a new support programme for entrepreneurial artists, promoters, producers and edit my paper on others working in independent music, developed by the hub. We want to support game-changing ideas, share know-how and connect up people working in independent music.

First up, Joining the Dots will provide seedcorn funding of up to £10,000 for six people or teams working in independent music in England to test a potentially ‘game changing’ idea for making live music more viable – a new model or your adaptation of something already out there that’s ‘disruptive’, that could change the landscape or the status quo. Applications are open 9 December 2013 – 31 January 2014. Find out more

Secondly, In March 2014, we’re launching a host of online resources – videos, blogs and webinars – created by people in the know, covering the stuff you want to know. To stay in touch with the latest Joining the Dots news follow us on twitter or facebook.

The kinds of people who will get the most from Joining the Dots are likely to be people who are entrepreneurial, curious about new ideas and generous with what and who they know.

If that’s you, then please do think about the two ways you could get involved:

  • By applying for funding if you have a potential game-changer you’d like to test
  • Or signing up as a member of the Joining the Dots community if you’d like to build your knowledge and networks.