People Express is thrilled to have recieved our first Youth Music funding for a brand new project. Passport to Music is a two year project for young people that supports composing, songwriting and ensemble playing skills, inspired by working with leading Jazz, Hip-Hop, Folk and World Musicians.
The first year of Passport to Music will work with a group of 11 young people (aged 11-17). The programme is specifically designed for young people who have an interest in music, but might not have the confidence to write and perform their own compositions.
People Express is a professional participatory arts organisation, rooted in communities in South Derbyshire since 1990, whose work with communities has been used as a model of good practice in Bangladesh, Japan and across Europe.
People Express supports local groups to work with a wide range of highly skilled and inspirational professional artists across all art forms. Our projects enable participants to become the designers, makers and/or performers of their own art work.
We successfully encourage people of all ages and abilities to get involved in the arts, by listening to what they would like to do and what they have to say. Together we dream, we plan, we fundraise and we deliver arts projects that are as unique as the people who have created them…but mainly we all have a lot of fun!