Founded in 2002, the hub develops new thinking and practice in the music and wider creative sectors. We combine our own practice with consultancy, and like to work on projects that excite us, and enable others to meet their potential. Our entrepreneurial think and do tank approach marks us out from other consultancies and public sector agencies. We enjoy learning, and sharing what we learn with our partners, clients and peers.

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Joining the Dots

Joining the Dots is a new support programme for entrepreneurial artists, promoters and others working in independent music in England.... Read More

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New Music Plus…

New Music Plus…, developed in partnership with PRS for Music Foundation, supports the development of independent music producers and arts... Read More

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Toolkit 4: Building a digital toolkit for promoters

Convenor: Sybil Bell (Independent Venue Week) Chief toolkit builders: Shane Richmond (digital consultant and journalist) & Martin... Read More

Toolkit 3: What’s in a digitally savvy artists’ business toolkit?

Convenor: Grant Heinrich (Agency X) Chief toolkit builders:Chris T-T; Mishkin Fitzgerald (Bird Eats Baby); Karen Pearson (Folded Wing)... Read More

Toolkit Session 2: The secrets of successful fundraising

Wendy Smithers (the hub) Think fundraising is a bit like the dark arts? Baffled by (the language... Read More