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Our thoughts on creating more apprenticeship opportunities for small music businesses

Response to the Skillset DCMS Creative Industries Council report and how we hope to work with Creative & Cultural SkillsRead More

Some early morning musings on Labour Party new creative industries network plans

Last night, the shadow culture secretary, Ivan Lewis MP, announced the launch of the Labour Party’s new Creative Industries Network, established it seems to link arts organisations with businesses. Members will include arts organisations, trade unions and businesses, and the network will be tasked with determining what arts organisations need in order to develop important […]Read More

Follow ‘Sustaining Innovation Through Collaboration’ online

With final plans for Sustaining Innovation Through Collaboration at Tate Liverpool on 15 March now underway, and with just a few spaces still available, we’ve put in place some online opportunities for people to get involved online now, and also to follow all the action on the day. First off, you can download the Gigzine […]Read More

New speakers announced for ‘Sustaining Innovation Through Collaboration’ event at Tate Liverpool

Baba Israel, Artistic Director at Contact Theatre, Doris Pearce, National Portrait Gallery’s Adult Programmes Officer, and Fiona Gasper, Executive Director at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, along with Regis Cochefert, Arts Programme Manager at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, are the latest additions to our Sustaining Innovation Through Collaboration event at Tate Liverpool on 15 March. The event is […]Read More

Sustaining Innovation through Collaboration, 15 March 2011, Tate Liverpool

On 15 March, the hub is joining forces with the PRS for Music Foundation to produce Sustaining Innovation through Collaboration, a conference aimed at independent music producers, and programmers, curators and marketeers working in performing and visual arts organisations and museums across the country. Taking place at Tate Liverpool, the event is the closing public […]Read More

New Music Plus…producer launches new Gigzine app at Band on the Wall

Last night saw Band on the Wall rammed for the launch of Gigzine, a new iphone app developed by New Music Plus… participant, Steve Symons. Gigzine allows audience members to get closer to the music, directing what’s happening on stage – determining playslists and curating the visuals appearing alongside the musicians – and download exclusive […]Read More

Co-producing new work for new audiences – New Music Plus…City Hall event announced

the hub and the PRS for Music Foundation have teamed up to present ‘Co-producing new work for new audiences’, an event that will explore the artistic, organisational and audience development opportunities of co-producing music-led events across art form and between organizations of different scale. Taking place at London’s City Hall on 10 June, the programme […]Read More

New Music Plus…producers announced at Tate Liverpool

Earlier this month, hub Director Julia Payne joined over 150 people from across the North West’s creative sector at Tate Liverpool as she announced the names of the eight producers selected for the New Music Plus… programme in Manchester and Liverpool. Developed in partnership with the PRS for Music Foundation, New Music Plus… is a […]Read More

Supporting Musicians Abroad ? hub report published by Arts Council England and the British Council

Arts Council England and British Council have published Supporting UK Musicians Abroad, a summary of research carried out by the hub last year, which provided recommendations for how the two organisations could work together more effectively to maximise the impact and benefit of their support for musicians and music organisations wishing to develop their work […]Read More

The Learning Revolution

We were delighted to be involved with the Learning Revolution in October and were busy bringing carnival arts to people all over London. From knitting at the South Bank to carnival costumes in Brixton, samba reggae in Notting Hill to singing in Old Spitalfields Market we worked with a wide range of artists and arts […]Read More