Funding destined specifically for women can be applied for from the Performing Rights Foundation in the UK. It is available to redress the historical and current imbalance - especially in relation to composers. Female composers are hardly programmed into classical concerts, or played on the radio. Recordings of their music are hardly available in CD stores. The imbalance is phenomenal. As a composer, when I respond to calls for works or submit works for competitions, inevitably it is men whose works are selected and programmed, perhaps with one or two token women. In no way does this side of the imbalance apply to biological men! They are the massively dominant category. And yet this funding - which is so competitively sought-after - is now available to men! I have applied for this in previous years and been unsuccessful. Now I don't know if there is any point in applying at all!
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