Manchester’s Save Our Scene search for local innovators to input into the future of the scene


Manchester and Salford’s Save Our Scene are opening up applications to anyone local who has an idea, project or initiative that would have a lasting effect on the music scene, in a way that makes it more open, inclusive and accessible.

In order to make the winning application a reality, the team behind Save Our Scene aim to raise a minimum of £5,000 to create a bursary fund to facilitate the project. 

Marking the second phase of their project, it follows a successful campaign earlier this year which raised over £18,000 to directly benefit those workers in the music scene in Manchester and Salford that didn’t qualify for any government support.

Talking about the second phase, collective member Alice Woods explains, “With the industry and venues under more threat than ever before, we are at an absolutely crucial point in time for our local scene. So we hope that by creating this opportunity we can create something positive out of all the negatives. The response to our first round of fundraising was incredible and every penny went toward helping the most vulnerable workers at a critical point – but this time round we want to create a legacy.

A special limited edition T-shirt has been designed as a collaboration between multiple nights in the city to help raise money for the fund.

Applications opened on Wednesday 7th October for three weeks.

For more information and to apply visit Save Our Scene. Pre-order the limited edition T-Shirt.