City Music Foundation’s mission is to turn exceptional musical talent into professional success through equipping artists with all the tools necessary to build and sustain a career. The ‘CMF Artists’ are selected through an annual competitive audition process, and are comprised of classical soloists, chamber ensembles, as well as jazz, folk and world musicians. The CMF Artists follow an innovative two year programme which includes artistic and business mentoring as well as professional development workshops covering topics such as: managing finances, tax, legal input on copyright and contracts, plus interview skills and promotion and publicity strategies. Each Artist is assigned an Artist Manager who arranges live performance opportunities and, in order to refine each musician’s niche selling point, they are supported in organising, funding and promoting a bespoke musical project. City Music Foundation’s geographical position in the City is a key asset to the programme, allowing CMF to utilize their experience, knowledge and connections within the music industry to provide unrivalled support to the CMF Artists.