'Musical Futures' is a 20-month programme which aims to enhance key transferable skills and build the self confidence of young people in care aged 7-18 in Hounslow and Wandsworth. Our programme consists of a range of specially devised music activities including songwriting, performance, recordings and a groundbreaking 'social media opera'.
Weekly Music, Movement, and Story-telling workshops with Nursery and Reception pupils at Altmore Infant School. The programme includes guest musician slots as well as new sessions for children and their parents. An assessment of the programme's long-term impacts will be undertaken by the Institute of Education.
Creative Futures is a multi-arts organisation specialising in the delivery of high quality creative projects which raise aspiration and achievement of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Our ethos is one of partnership and collaboration, as well as quality and outcomes. Our programmes are meticulously planned with our partners and clients to reflect their specific needs, and delivered by highly experienced and inspiring artist-educators. We conduct comprehensive monitoring and evaluation of every project through which we track the impact of our work on target groups as well as against other identified priorities, and we often engage independent researchers.
We operate across London and specialise in the following: Early Years (in Children’s Centres, Nurseries, Primary schools, and community settings), Primary education, Special Educational Needs (including KS1-4 Hearing Impaired pupils, and projects with MLD/SLD/PMLD), and Looked After Children & Young People, including Care Leavers.
In addition, through our Creative Network, we offer a platform for the very best freelance arts practitioners to develop their work, find funding for specific projects and forge new collaborations and partnerships. This network unites a wealth of imagination, skill and experience across different art-forms and enables Creative Futures to offer a wide range of projects, products and programmes of the highest quality.