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Making gender equality in the music industry a reality…. What can we all do?

The music industry can look an awful lot like a man’s world, even in 2018. Fewer than 1 in 5 songwriters in the UK are female, just 1 in 6 labels are majority-owned by women, and fewer than a third of those working in the industry are female. Get to the upper echelons, and only […]Read More

Dartington Hall: producing the INTERROGATE! festival

In 2011 and 2012, the hub worked with Dartington Hall, to curate and produce a new event called INTERROGATE! Part festival, part conference, part retreat, Interrogate was intended as a new way of engaging individuals and organisations alike in addressing social justice issues. Our brief as creative producers was slightly out of the ordinary: in […]Read More

Greater London Authority Mayor’s Music Education Summit

In January 2009, the hub curated the Mayor of London’s first ever Music Education Summit. 180 people working across the music education sector in London – musicians, music services, orchestras and other music organisations, promoters, music colleges, funders and policy makers – came together at City Hall. The purpose of the day? To inform the […]Read More

National Campaign for the Arts: Arts Index compilation and launch

In 2011, we worked with the National Campaign for the Arts to produce and oversee the launch of the first ever UK Arts Index. Bringing together key data about the sector’s health for the first time ever, the inaugural Arts Index plots trends in tickets sales, corporate sponsorship, philanthropy and public sector funding, as well […]Read More

RE-SET: virtual action learning for artists and creative freelancers

RE:SET is a virtual action learning programme for creative freelancers, artists and other creative entrepreneurs based in England. Designed in response to Covid 19, it brings together peers from across the sector to help each other explore their challenges, opportunities and dilemmas and unlock new insights.Read More

Creative Production

the hub team has decades of experience of curating, producing and delivering events – from bicycle-powered festival stages to national tours and conferences. In addition to producing our own events, we also work with clients to conceive and deliver events for them, from pop up events in rural idylls, un-conferences about happiness and a symposium for Boris Johnson.Read More