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Socially Conscious music has become a rarity in today’s climate

The Collective is a unique opportunity designed to support young aspiring musicians to develop their talent and produce socially conscious music relevant to the world we live in today. It is focused on young people who face barriers in accessing diverse music-making opportunities due to where they live around the country.

WHAT WILL THE PROGRAMME INVOLVE AND WHY SHOULD I APPLY?

This unique programme is designed to support aspiring musicians to develop their talents and to produce socially conscious music. The programme will have training sessions, including:

Vocal Training
Lyric Writing
Music Production
Confidence and performance techniques

Each training sessions will be led by a Music Leader who is a specialist in their subject area. There will also be an Arts Award Facilitator present at all sessions to lead the group work, enabling the artists to complete and be awarded with a Bronze Arts Award at the end of the programme.

We are looking to recruit 15 talented artists who will work towards the creation of original music (some as collectives, some as soloists) that are inspired by social issues and topics in London communities. The selected artists will also have the opportunity to work in a recording studio to record their tracks and produce a collective album – to be published online for streaming. After the training sessions, artists will have an opportunity in the studio – where they will take part in rehearsal sessions before we host a live performance, showcasing all the original music created during the programme.

Artists who show particular commitment and promise will be invited to discuss being managed by You Press for future performances as freelance artists

HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAMME?

The Artist Development Programme will take place over 15 weeks. The training sessions will take place online (via digital workshops / webinars) and offline at Paddington Arts on every Tuesday or Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm (subject to government guidelines on social distancing). The programme has a small participation fee of £10 per session (which adds up to £150 in total). If this is a barrier for you to apply, please tick the box (in the application form) that says ‘Applying for a Sponsored Place’.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Applications for The Collective 2020 programme are now open until 1st October 2020 (Extended Deadline Date), please click the link below to apply.

Artist Booking

Our artists are available to book for events, click here to find out more

The Collective Album

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