Learning, Participation and Community

We currently deliver our learning programme through partnerships, principally with Brighter Sound (formerly the Greater Manchester Music Action Zone and our tenants at Band on the Wall) and The Manchester College.  With the expansion plans being developed for the venue, we now (2018) intend to expand out own activity to provide a programme of free to access music making for young people, and people from challenging circumstances, from across the ethnically diverse communities that we directly connect with across Greater Manchester.

In addition we are developing remote learning opportunities through digital output (see Digital Learning and Engagement section of this website).

  • We provide heavily subsidized learning experiences for those with the means to contribute.
  • We facilitate, with the support of funding and through partnerships, free learning experiences targeted at those who do not have the funds to contribute, especially focusing on the young and old.
  • We provide, with the support of funding and through various partnerships, a range of exciting opportunities for emerging musicians, composers and songwriters through artist residencies, courses, masterclasses and performances.
  • We provide a unique cultural offer for people of all ages from Manchester and the North West, with scope to engage in outreach projects, whilst also connecting local musicians with some of the global talent that passes through the venue.