BitTorrent Discovery Fund

Cash grants and global promotional support is available through this scheme for artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers and other creators from across the world, seeking global distribution for uncompromising, original work.

The Discovery Fund will award grants of between $2,500 and $100,000 to more than two dozen artists (up to £76,887) each.

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Before You Start

BitTorrent’s mission is to empower diverse, original, and outside voices. BitTorrent is home to 30,000 creators, whose work spans music, video, photography, print, fine art, and gaming. Over the next year, BitTorrent aims to partner with 25 creators by providing cash grants and global promotional support to build impactful releases and discover new fans.

The Discovery Fund is an open initiative dedicated to supporting a diverse group of creators seeking global distribution for uncompromising, original work.

Restrictions

Although there are no specific exclusions cited within the programme guidelines, those wishing to apply are advised to liaise with the funding provider in the first instance to discuss eligibility.

What You Need To Know

Key Criteria

The scheme is open to applications from artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers and other creators working from across the world, on uncompromised projects representing a diverse, original perspective seeking worldwide distribution.

Match Funding

Match funding is not a stipulated requirement of this programme.

Eligible Expenditure

The grants are for marketing, promotion and distribution and can be used at the applicants’ discretion.

How To Apply

Deadline(s):

This is an open rolling call which allows creators to apply when it is best appropriate for their projects.

Frequency: Rolling programme.

Link to guidelines:

http://www.bittorrent.com/discovery

Useful information:

Application Requirements:

  • Project description (three pages or less)
  • Team Description (three pages or less):
  • Release Description (three pages or less):
  • Sample References
  • Acceptance of Terms

Applicants are asked to email a PDF of their application to discoveryfund@bittorrent.com.

BitTorrent will aims to review applications and respond to applicants within eight weeks of applying.

Further advice and assistance with submitting an application may be sought directly from BitTorrent.