Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is the UK’s only conservatoire of music and contemporary dance education. We also offer opportunities for schools, children and young people to engage in music and dance through exciting and high quality participation programmes, activities and events throughout the year.
Trinity Laban's music Learning & Participation team will work in partnership with Ark Evelyn Grace Academy over the next 2 years to research how cultural organisations can work in partnership with schools to support young people living in challenging circumstances to progress in their music making outside of school.
A two year pilot programme of musical activity for socio-economically challenged young people to investigate how cultural organisations can work in partnership with schools to facilitate more opportunities to access out of school musical learning for children and young people living in challenging circumstances. Trinity Laban will lead a programme of activities for young people out of school time, encompassing the wider school communities including parents and families and offering opportunities to engage with music activities offered by the institution and other partners. The project will seek to investigate how junior conservatoires can better work together to identify and support progression for gifted and talented young people from all backgrounds by modelling effective mechanisms to remove barriers to progressing to high level music making. We will encourage cultural ownership of young people by giving them a voice in the development of work as well as a curatorial role in concert programming.