hey gang, I wouldnt normally ask, but I really need some advise here... I'm due to start a Masters Degree in Performance (conducting pathway) at Salford University in October... I applied for a grant via the Arts and Humanities Research Council/Board, but my application was withdrawn... shocking.... Anyway, I've been trying to find other grants, but all the deadlines of the places I've found on the net, have been and gone... I'd like to avoid getting a loan, although if that's what it comes down to, that's what I'll have to do... However, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of people to approach for getting some sort of funding (no matter how much, or little) grants that dont have these deadlines (and the fact that these places are based on subject as well, so music generally is limited), or even sponsorship or something.... maybe even a band who'd let me work alongside a Professional MD and help me out (have to try ) All donations are also welcome... Hope some people can help me out here.. I'm at a loss. Many thanks!!