About Our Music Crowd

About Our Music Crowd

Music is a vital part of young people's lives and the benefits of high quality music education are huge. Arts Council England has launched the Our Music Crowd programme to support Music Education Hubs (Hubs) to develop their crowdfunding skills. Through a dedicated fund, Arts Council England will pledge towards crowdfunding campaigns run by Hubs on Spacehive, as well as offer training and support in crowdfunding for Hub staff. Arts Council England holds the DfE's funding for Hubs and as such we're committed to supporting them to explore new ways to draw in income. We hope that Our Music Crowd provides an exciting way for Hubs to build on their existing activity, explore new areas of work, and to benefit the communities they work in. The campaigns set up by Hubs will help them raise additional income for projects which provide more music activities directly to children and young people.

Our Journey

Music for SEND young people in Kingston! started fundraising!4 days ago
Dorset Discover started fundraising!1 week ago
Make Wolves Rock! started fundraising!1 week ago
Samba for Sheffield started fundraising!2 weeks ago
BEAT the World 2020 started fundraising!2 weeks ago
Gigs4kids! started fundraising!2 weeks ago
Musical Chairs started fundraising!2 weeks ago
The Swindon Sensory Carriage! started fundraising!2 weeks ago
Sticks Together: A New Beat for Slough!
Sticks Together: A New Beat for Slough! joined Our Music Crowd3 weeks ago

Sticks Together is a new series of drumming groups for all young people in Slough, including those who are disadvantaged or at risk. Drum students will learn the fine skills of African, Indian, South American, Marching Band, Hip hop and Pop styles in weekly sessions. With professional drummers leading each session, the young people will gain both musical skills and a community to belong to; a chance to engage with their peers in a new environment. The Sticks Together programme will encourage friendships, teamwork and resilience and the performance opportunities offered will raise self esteem, broaden horizons and build aspirations for their futures. Our first set of sessions will work towards a 'Sticks Together Summer festival', an exciting fusion of musical styles and cultures in a celebration of the rhythms of life in the beating heart of Slough.