Pirate have launched their new Project Fund initiative which gives artists free studio time throughout 2022, and applications are now open. 

The scheme provides opportunities for individual creatives or collectives to gain free access to Pirate’s studios to pursue a new or ongoing project. As well as providing studio space, Pirate promises to promote the winning projects across their own channels.

Project’s should be fresh and innovative with a unique sound or a wider impact on their community, Pirate say. Pirate encourages any type of artist to apply, be that a DJ, band, production, podcast or dance studio. Projects can be anything, from a DJ livestream series or a new record label, and funding will be granted on originality, use of studio time and community impact. 

This isn’t the first time the network of recording and rehearsal studios, which has 27 locations across the UK, has launched a scheme to support emerging artists. In November last year they launched a round of artist opportunity schemes in partnership with Reprezent Radio, Keep Hush and Late Night Shopper. 

In September they helped organise a world record attempt for the longest B2B DJ set, helping to raise over £2,000 for KeyChanges, a music-industry based mental health charity. 

Revist DJ Mag’s feature on how Pirate are building a more sustainable future artists in such uncertain times here.

Apply for The Project Fund here.