Creative Futures (UK) Limited

  • by JKnight

    Thursday, 17 November, 2011 - 18:12

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Sounding Out is a three-year music programme with deaf and hearing impaired (HI) pupils, now in its final year. It involves weekly workshops in one primary and one secondary school, as well as a research element being undertaken by University College London to explore musical progression as well as impacts on the communication skills of participants. In this blog our lead practitioner, Tiziana Pozzo, reflects on the interaction of movement, theatre and music, and on why a multisensory approach seems to achieve good results with these students.

Creative Futures has just published a report covering 2 years of Music for Change, its flagship early years programme designed to enhance pre-school children's development, and to narrow the gap in attainment between those from the most and least disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme uses music and story-telling to raise children's key skills, in particular speech, language and communication skills and social and emotional development. The report highlights the project's positive findings, with above expected levels of progression across all assessed areas of children's development, and significnt musical learning too.

  • by JKnight

    Thu 14 Jul 2016 - 1 comment

Written by Jenni Parkinson (Soundcastle) and Julian Knight (Creative Futures)

Soundcastle and Creative Futures are two organisations that use music to reach and connect communities. Here we explore our learning from recent projects on how to access and engage families who fall within the often-cited and hugely diverse ‘hard to reach’ category.

At Creative Futures, as part of our Early Years project ‘Music for Change’ in north Westminster, we’ve been lucky to work with NHS Speech & Language Therapists (SLT) from Central London Community Healthcare. The collaboration is taking place in nurseries, as part of the SLTs’ role to support Early Years Professionals in the identification and nurturing of children with emerging or low-lying speech & language delay.

'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 UK weekly music provision at Altmore School.

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.

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.


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