Become an Associate

Associate Membership Scheme

Please Note: 05.09.2023 Our mainstream Associate scheme is currently closed for applications. This is because of the administrative pressures, relative uncertainties and reduced staff capacity all arising from the Music Hub Investment Programme.

Because of this, some of the information below (and on other pages) may seem out of date or irrelevent –  please bear with us!

We may be able to make exceptions where the departure of an existing Associate means that a child already in receipt of our tuition subsidies is going to miss out.  We will address these on a case by case basis.

Our Associates are the music education hub workforce in Wiltshire.

Any individual or organisation working to support music education and opportunities for children and young people in Wiltshire can apply to become an Associate, which is subsidised by Wiltshire Music Connect and does not cost anything to join.

All Associate individuals and organisations are engaged in a quality assurance process which includes for example, an interview and completion of Safeguarding and Child Protection Training as well as Enhanced DBS checks and references.

All Associates are required to sign up to the Terms and Conditions of membership, which clearly sets out the benefits for, and expectations of members.

As well as being listed in our free, searchable directory, having access to student tuition and instrument hire subsidies, funding opportunities, and bespoke apps promoting work and other opportunities in Wiltshire, Associates are valued members of our music hub, and help to shape the future of music making in Wiltshire

How to apply

Associate individuals or organisations can specialise in one or more of the following areas of delivery, working either in schools, or outside of schools in community or private settings:

  • Peripatetic Tutor / Music Leader
  • Clubs / Bands / Groups / Ensembles
  • Participatory activities / projects

We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic heritage and Wiltshire’s Gypsy, Traveller, Roma Boat people communities.

We also welcome applications from individuals and organisations from outside of Wiltshire – including from across the world – who may have music education specialisms and be available to work in Wiltshire by interacting online or hybrid – or at specific times of the year.

Click here for application details and dates

If the Associate membership scheme is not appropriate for you there are still many ways we can work with you. Have a look at our Other Providers page