We’re delighted to announce a new partnership between Drake Music Scotland and Drake Music funded by PRS Foundation for Music‘s Talent Development Partnership will support the development of talented disabled composers across the UK.
Over 2017-18, Drake Music Scotland will work with Drake Music in England to deliver The Collective – which aims to:
Support the development of talented disabled composers
The Collective will give disabled composers a platform to show their talents, raise their profile and create a new network which gains them better access to new opportunities across the UK. It will also allow both organisations to be part of a wider network and to advise and advocate other partners on access needs.
Raise the profile for disabled composers and developing their audiences
The Collective will share practice with each other and support their own development as well as acting as an advisory group to promote more opportunities for disabled creators/performers from other PRSF TDP organisations. We see a strong disabled artist-led collective of recognised composers will play a key role in promoting better access through advocacy and connection between other TDP partner organisations and arts and disability organisations and networks.
Signpost music creators to other opportunities
We will work with other TDP partners to explore and develop further opportunities for disabled composers, building a wider network of understanding and appreciation of the value of creative work of this under-represented group.
From spring, our website will feature a new portal providing information about this new partnership for disabled composers and musicians from across the UK.