Type Of Organisation: Working with individual artists
Wiltshire Creative is a multi artform organisation formed of Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury International Arts Festival. Our extensive Take Part programme engages with thousands of people of all ages each year through a wide range of creative learning, community and youth arts activities.
Our work includes providing a variety of music activity and performance opportunities for a range of ages and abilities, including tasters and projects in singing, songwriting, fretted instruments, percussion and music technology.
The legacy organisations which form Wiltshire Creative have a wealth of combined experience, skills and knowledge in the delivery of music projects in schools, with community groups and participatory offers connected with our music performance programme. A number of musicians are employed by the organisation to deliver these projects, for example, three Wiltshire based practitioners who specialise in accessible and inclusive music making lead our monthly ‘Zone Club’ music and performance sessions for young adults with learning disabilities.
What I / we help young people achieve
Through the organisation's Take Part programme young people have opportunities to participate in a range of workshops, projects and performances as well as be supported to achieve an Arts Award qualification.
Zone Club participants have recently achieved Explore and Bronze Arts Awards as a result of the music activities they have taken part in during their time at Zone Club sessions.
We also provide opportunities to take part in tasters and introductions to music making, which often starts young people on their musical journey.
Thank you for arranging the Guitar Day…My daughter attended the ukulele workshop and loved it. She bought a ukulele that afternoon with her pocket money and hasn't put it down since!
Parent of Guitar Day participant
Opportunities for children & young people
- To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
- To learn to sing
- To create / write music and / or lyrics
- To play, perform music with others
- To learn things about oneself , other subjects or life-skills through musical activity
- To work with and support other young musicians
- To develop their wellbeing
- Term Time
- After School
- School Holidays
- Project based
- Drop in
Working with special needs
Wiltshire Creative runs monthly ‘Zone Arts’ music and performance sessions for young adults with learning disabilities. The sessions are run by musicians who have extensive experience in supporting young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities.
- Guitar & Bass
- Drums / percussion
- Singing / Voice
- 4 and under
Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught
- Arts Award
Musical Clusters Covered
- Salisbury / Wilton
Wiltshire Creative was awarded the Betty Williams Award by South Wilts Mencap. This award is for organisations that have traveled that extra mile to help people with learning disabilities to enjoy life more or develop their abilities.
Our Training & Development
Wiltshire Creative staff regularly take part in training. Examples of CPD opportunities our practitioners have recently taken part in, include Music and Mindfulness, Understanding Autism and the ‘We All Make Music’ inclusive music education conference.