How ‘hands on’ will YCAT be in throughout the project?

YCAT will meet monthly with you for an agreed period of time and will give a range of advice and resources. These could include budget templates, detailed project management help, details of prospective funders to approach and relevant industry contacts who may be able to help in your specific project. YCAT will not work on your project on a day-to-day basis.

How many sessions will you offer me for my project?

This will depend on the nature of the project, however the majority of projects would typically benefit from a 4-6 month project management period, with one session per month.

What does Project Mentoring cost?

There is no charge for Project Mentoring. Competition for Project Mentoring is high and unfortunately we are not able to offer help to all applicants.

Do I have to be an individual or can I come with a project partner(s)?

You can be either individual or with a partner(s) with whom you are working on the project. The costs are based on each session and not the number of attendees.

Am I required to acknowledge YCAT in my project marketing materials?

YCAT will discuss with you appropriate forms of acknowledgement of support on various marketing materials for your project.

Do I need to be based in the UK

Yes. All applicants to Project Mentoring need to be based in the UK.

I am not based in London and do not have easy access to YCAT's offices. Can I still apply?

Yes. For successful applicants not based near to YCAT's offices in London, or without access to London, we can make arrangements for sessions to be held on Skype and in person in another location where possible.

How many projects will YCAT offer support to?

This depends upon the time of year, but YCAT will on average support two or three projects concurrently.

Am I guaranteed support if I apply?

Competition for Project Mentoring is high and unfortunately we cannot help all applicants. The reason for your 1000 word outline and CV submission is to allow YCAT to assess which applicants might gain most from Project Mentoring.

Can I re-apply if a previous application has not been successful?

Yes, providing you have adapted your application according to any feedback that may have been given on your initial application.

I am an undergraduate. Can I still apply?

Yes. However you are recommended to seek help and advice from your teachers and any professional development leader within your course as they may be able to advise you more directly.

I didn’t study or graduate from a formal music training institution. Can I still apply?