The Music Works
The Music Works is one of six organisations from across the south west that have been successful in securing Challenge Fund Investment from Real Ideas Organisation in the latest round of the partnership investment programme to support and encourage innovation in cultural education for young people, receiving a share of this year’s £270,000 pot.
The Challenge Fund was created by RIO, working with Arts Council England, and provides leveraged investment to support organisations, commissioners and partnerships that are unlocking new investment in cultural education activity for young people. This year, the Challenge Fund looked for proposals that demonstrated an evidenced need to support high quality arts for children and young people, with a particular emphasis on health and wellbeing. The Music Works (formerly Gloucestershire Music Makers) is a charity whose primary mission is to transform lives through creative music-making. They aim to ensure that everyone, regardless of their background or situation, has the chance to make music. But, more than that, they use music to empower people to reach their potential, in music, in learning and in life. All of their work is under-pinned by their core value of inclusion. In addition they are driven by:
- A person-centred and led approach
- Quality in our delivery
- Maximising impact by developing sustainable and scaleable models