Education & outreach providers

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Creative Futures

+44 20 8964 2700

Office 9A, The Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue, London W10 4JL

Creative Futures is a charity with a proven track record of delivering fun and inspiring music and arts projects that children from all backgrounds can take part in.

We boost young people’s learning, build self-esteem and bring together families who feel isolated in their communities.

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soundLINCS

+44 (0)1522 510073

soundHOUSE 18 St Martins Lane Lincoln LN2 1HY

East Midlands

soundLINCS’ mission is to provide a quality service for music which enhances, enables and encourages the development of music in an enjoyable way, through activities, advocacy and access to information.

soundLINCS is a not-for-profit community music organisation operating across the East Midlands. Working in partnership with local, regional and national organisations, soundLINCS provides and develops high-quality and innovative music-making opportunities and training for all ages and communities.

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Take Art

+44 (0)1460 249450

The Mill, Flaxdrayton Farm South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5LR

In case you didn’t know, Take Art is a unique, magical, life-changing organisation that doesn’t live in a venue, or studio or a whacking great theatre, but in the villages, towns and rural communities of Somerset.

Every year we work with thousands of people across the county, providing opportunities for all ages and abilities to experience, participate and work within the arts. From our hub in South Petherton, we run one of the UK’s most celebrated rural touring schemes, along with county-wide projects that focus on supporting artists, children, young people and communities….

Abram Wilson © Benjamin Amure

Abram Wilson Foundation

London, UK

We provide:

  • Creative workshops in schools combining music with drama, dance and creative writing
  • Training for teachers to help them teach more creatively
  • Mentoring for talented, up and coming musicians
  • Training for our mentees to become workshop leaders
  • Live performances in the form of showcase events, gigs and touring

London

Founded in 2012, the Abram Wilson Foundation (AWF) is inspired by the late, great Abram Wilson and the values he embodied as both a critically acclaimed, award-winning musician and an inspiring educator.

His legacy and spirit live on in our work and those who are proud to have called him their teacher and mentor. In his short life, Abram achieved greatness. The Foundation exists to help others do the same.

Mission

The Abram Wilson Foundation supports young people to achieve their greatness through music.

What do we aim to do?

To equip young people with 21st century skills
Engagement in the arts helps develop key skills such as creativity and confidence – skills that are crucial for young people to thrive in and adapt to the rapid-paced change of 21st century society.

To improve access to the arts
Since 2010, the arts have been squeezed out of the curriculum, risking a two-tier system where those from underprivileged backgrounds continue to be deprived access to a creative education and/or career. We want to address this inequality and help make the arts accessible for all.

To help support the future of music in the UK
Through our growing music platform, we are helping to launch and sustain the careers of talented up-and-coming musicians.

How do we do it?

  • Creative workshops in schools combining music with drama, dance and creative writing
  • Training for teachers to help them teach more creatively
  • Mentoring for talented, up-and-coming musicians
  • Training for our mentees to become workshop leaders
  • Live performances in the form of showcase events, gigs and touring

Who do we work with?

  • Disadvantaged young people between 11-16 years with little to no engagement in the arts
  • Talented up-and-coming musicians in the early to mid-stages of their careers

What do we mean by greatness?

  • Developing skills under our 5Cs: Creativity, Confidence, Collaboration, Communication and Critical Thinking
  • Succeeding in a full-time sustainable creative career

What role does music play?

The vast majority of our artists are trained in jazz and are inspired by everything from New Orleans, folk, afrobeat, hiphop/grime and Latin influences.

How do we make our work sustainable?

We aim to emulate the lessons we learned from Abram, an artist who was as much dedicated to his career as a professional musician as he was to passing on his knowledge to the next generation, inspiring his students to have the confidence to thrive. Since 2012, we have laid the foundations for a Lifelong Learning Model where we build an ever-increasing cohort of artists and educators who remain engaged with AWF throughout their careers, paying it forward by acting as role models, mentors and educators and in turn ‘recycling their greatness’.

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Drumhead

+44 (0)7792 260 290

United Kingdom

Founded by Sandra Dyer and Pauline Madden in 1998, Drumhead has been delivering high-quality music workshops throughout the UK to adults and children.

Our workshops incorporate drums, voice, movement and storytelling. Drumhead provides workshops that are empowering, educational and fun, whilst demonstrating the accessibility of music to all.

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Starcatchers

+44 (0)131 290 2560

1 Summerhall Place, Edinburgh EH9 1PL, United Kingdom

Starcatchers is Scotland’s National Arts and Early Years organisation; specialising in creating performances and exploring creative activity for babies, toddlers and young children aged 0-5 and the adults who care for them.

We believe that young children have the right to access innovative, inspirational, high-quality and age-appropriate theatrical and creative experiences.  Working with specialist artists, we produce beautiful and inspiring performances for very young children aged 0-5, which tour to venues and communities across Scotland and internationally.

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Sprog Rock

United Kingdom

Sprog Rock is a live interactive gig for all ages – especially 0-5 year olds.

We are always experimenting and changing! The gigs originated as part of Katy Wilson’s residency at Tramway with Starcatchers. Babies, children and adults queued for miles and had a great time; there was no doubt they needed to develop the idea further .

Wigmore Hall

+44 (0)20 7935 2141

36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP, United Kingdom

Wigmore Hall Learning

For over 20 years, Wigmore Hall's renowned Learning programme has been giving people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities opportunities to take part in music-making, engaging a broad and diverse audience through innovative creative projects, concerts, events and online resources.

Working in collaboration with a range of community, health, social care and education organisations, the Learning programme comprises Schools and Early Years, Community (including Music for Life, our programme for people living with dementia and their care staff), Family, Young People and Behind the Music, an extensive study programme.

London

Wigmore Hall, one of the world’s great concert halls, specialises in chamber and instrumental music, early music and song.

Having recently celebrated its 115th Birthday, Wigmore Hall is livelier than ever, offering music-making of outstanding quality and an array of activities in the broader community. With its infectious sense of adventure, it consistently captures the public imagination and broadens its audiences’ horizons.

Wigmore Hall’s focus is on great musical works, best experienced with a powerful sense of immediacy. The repertoire extends 250 years on either side of Beethoven (born 1770) – from the Renaissance to contemporary jazz and new commissions from today’s most exciting composers.

Bringing this music to life are the world’s most sought-after soloists and chamber musicians. Wigmore Hall also provides a showcase for exceptional young artists – some making their professional London debuts – and remains an essential platform as their careers flourish.

Discreetly nestled in Central London, the Hall – renowned for its intimacy, crystalline acoustic and beautiful interior complete with an Arts and Crafts cupola above the stage – has a capacity of 552 seats but draws in audiences from far and wide through its enterprising use of digital media and its ambitious Learning programme; these go beyond concert audiences to embrace schools, nurseries, hospitals, community centres and care homes.

Since 2005, the Hall has grown attendance across its entire programme by over 60 percent. All in all, it now presents over 460 concerts each year, selling a total of 200,000 tickets, and stages as many Learning events. Wigmore Hall plays host to a biennial International Song Competition and a triennial International String Quartet Competition, drawing exceptionally talented young musicians from around the world keen to embark on significant recital careers. Wigmore Hall attracts a diverse range of audiences with the lowest ticket for every evening concert in its series priced at £15 or less. Its subsidised ticket scheme for people under 35 goes from strength to strength and free tickets are also offered to young people aged 8-25 through its Chamber Zone initiative in collaboration with CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.