We place artists at the heart of our work and are committed to nurturing their boldest and most insightful work. Over the last three years, our partnership with Help Musicians UK’s National Grants Programme has enabled us to support music creators to test and experiment with new ideas in our Open Call project, and continue to nurture the next generation of music leaders through our Skills Lab training.

Current training programmes include: 

Skills Lab:

A practical training academy for musicians of all genres who want to develop skills in creative music-making and leadership with a wide range of communities. 

Open Call:

Open Call is an open commissioning project that nurtures artists from diverse backgrounds to develop their compositional practice, developing early-stage pieces to a work-in-progress stage, and testing new ways to connect their work to audiences.

Royal Academy of Music Fellows:

Our ongoing partnership with the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) gives their Open Academy Fellow musicians a chance to stretch their performance practice, designing an engaging performance for KS2 audiences around a social theme that adapts and presents high-quality classical and contemporary music using narrative and interaction.

Trainee Music Leader Scheme:

A 6-month-long training programme for emerging music leaders to develop their skills in learning and community settings through practical experience, mentoring and training.