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Swindon Museum and Art Gallery re-invent the traditional role of the artist-in-residence!

While searching for new and innovative ways to support and engage family audiences within a ‘new normal’, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery turned their attentions to the concept of the traditional artist-in-residence… Question….What would happen if you took a role usually carried out in-person by an individual, established artist, and instead asked a whole local … Continue reading

New Inclusive Choir launches for Wiltshire Youth

On Sunday August 2 2020, the national charity Soundabout and Wiltshire Music Connect will launch a brand new inclusive choir for children and young people across the county. The Soundabout Inclusive Choir for Wiltshire Youth will welcome young people of all abilities up to the age of 18 and is focussed on removing barriers from … Continue reading

First Young Artist-in-Residence announced at the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

Seventeen-year-old New College student James Keel is the inaugural Young Artist-in-Residence at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.  The gallery, on Bath Road in Old Town, has launched a Young Artist-in-Residence programme to promote emerging creative talent in Swindon, and James is the first in the gallery’s 79 year history. The Young Artist-in-Residence programme will celebrate … Continue reading

Wiltshire Music Connect – Don’t Drop Music campaign

Wiltshire Music Connect have launched an upbeat, positive and optimistic campaign to raise awareness of children and young people’s music making opportunities in Wiltshire during the Covid-19 pandemic. There’s a short film (see if your can spot YOUR music teacher!) and handy resources for parents, schools, and music tutors.  

Funding: The #iwill Youth Social Action Fund

The #iwill fund is open to community groups that will promote volunteering, fundraising and campaigning amongst young people aged between 10 and 20 (25 years for young people with disabilities). Grants are available to support one off events or projects for 12 months which aim to create opportunities for young people to develop their potential … Continue reading