What is Forté Project?


Forté Project is a unique artist development scheme which has successfully helped to uncover, capture and support exciting new music emerging from South Wales.  

The year long programme of activity, mentoring and support is tailored to meet the needs of the artist at a critical point in their musical and creative careers.


The ten chosen artists will work alongside assigned industry mentors who will support them on their journey.  The project is centred around key creative and career development support areas which will further improve their chances of achieving successful, long-term professional careers. The artists will gain experience from song-writing workshops, industry related seminars, signposted opportunities, rehearsal space, recording sessions, bespoke audience development support and a range of unique live opportunities throughout the year.

What do we do?



As part of the Forté Project we run unique and exclusive workshops for our artists.
These sessions run throughout the year with experts in the fields of :

  • Personal Development

  • Songwriting

  • Vocal & Instrument Techniques

  • Branding & Artist Identity

  • Interview Techniques

  • PRS & Royalties

  • Meet The Producer

  • Radio Plugging & PR


Each act gets a dedicated industry mentor with professional experience. These mentors check in with an acts progress and help plan the next step with them. Each mentor is chosen to cater to an act’s needs and experience.

I think that giving these people some more tools to do the things that they want to do is a fantastic gift to the community
— Charlie Francis, Producer

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this opportunity artists must be:

- Aged 16-25 (if in a band, then at least half of your members must meet this requirement).
- You must reside in one of the Arts Connect regions (if in a band, then at least half of your members must meet this requirement):

  • Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council (CBC)

  • Rhondda Cynon Taff CBC

  • Caerphilly CBC

  • Vale of Glamorgan CBC

  • Bridgend CBC

Applications for 2020 will open soon, get in touch via the form below to register your interest.

Forté 2020 Early Bird Contact

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