The scheme aims to equip outstanding musicians with the 'tools, skills, experience and networks they need to build and sustain rewarding profitable careers.'
Successful applicants will receive tailored professional development workshops and mentoring, performances in CMF-produced events, promotional tools such as a website, recording and videos, help and support curating performances, and an agent to help secure live bookings.
Workshops and seminars will focus on practical skills such as tax and financial management, networking, presentation skills, contracts and legal issues, agents, PR, using social media, pitching to venues and festivals, programming and much more.
The CMF accept applications from soloists and ensembles (of up to five members) who perform classical, jazz, folk or world music.
Applicants will be chosen in two rounds. Initially a judging panel will review online applications and audio/visual material. A small group will then be selected for live auditions in central London on 18 and 19 June.
The deadline for applications is 30 April at 12pm.
Visit the CMF website to find out more and apply.