Funding: Think Outside the Box

Love the idea of studying with Rhiannon but not sure how to cover the cost? There are many ways to make it happen.
Many of Rhiannon's students have received grants to fund their study, and also have made use of other creative sources:

Fundraisers, small bank loans, raffles of house concerts, art work, lessons, a song written for someone special...  Use your talents and gifts as focused money-making opportunities. Create a Kickstarter or Indiegogo project, and post the link on your website or Facebook page. Air miles and Aeroplan points can reduce your travel costs. Combining two or more of these ideas can make a huge difference!

Arts Foundations

This is a compilation of major arts foundations that offer grants for study, professional development and travel. Grants often can be attained on a national, provincial/state or municipal level. Applying for all applicable is encouraged. Details are on the following websites:


Arts International - Artists Exploration Fund
Enables individual U.S. performing artists to pursue opportunities abroad that further
their artistic development. Grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 will support artists pursuing a wide
variety of activities abroad, including the development or expansion of creative relationships with
artists and art organizations; the exploration of artistic forms; or the creation of new work, either
individually or in collaboration with artists abroad.
(212) 674-9744  |

Iguana Music Fund
This is geared a little towards singer/songwriters, but it's free to apply, and you can do so at any time.

Savvy Musician: a resource for funding from US-based organizations

Music Teachers National Association
National Endowment for the Arts •

Every state has arts organizations and foundations that may offer funding, such as the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Check out


Canada Council for the Arts •
British Columbia •
Alberta •
Saskatchewan •
Manitoba •
Ontario •
Quebec •
New Brunswick •
Prince Edward Island •
Nova Scotia •
Newfoundland •


Additional Support

Rhiannon has limited scholarship funds available, made possible by friends and fellow singers.  If you would like to be considered as a possible recipient, please contact Margie Farmer at

The Dylan Sage
Memorial Scholarship