Education & outreach providers

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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 .