For the first time we have opened Serious' prestigious Take Five talent development programme to all eligible musicians across the country to make an "expression of interest" to apply to be considered for the scheme. Funded by PRS Foundation and Help Musicians UK, with additional support from Arts Council England and the Serious Trust, the 15 year old scheme has been widely held up as a standard bearer in talent development and has previously brought through the likes of Seb Rochford, Shabaka Hutchings, Zara McFarlane, and Nubya Garcia.

Full criteria and the expression of interest form can be found here