The Music and Arts Project was set up in 2004. Since then we have supported people to gain and develop skills in music and media arts.
Skills people can learn include film making, digital photography, graphic design, DJ’ing, song writing, music technology, radio and performing arts.
People with learning difficulties have been involved in the development of the Music and Arts Project from the outset. We have been very successful in raising the profile of people with a learning difficulty/disability in the field of music and arts – and we are developing a reputation as a leading arts organisation.
The aim of the Music and Arts Project is to support people to learn new skills and gain paid work within the music and arts industry. This also involves breaking down barriers that sometimes exist within the music industry and wider community. Our vision is that society recognises the positive contribution people with a learning difficulty can make.
Our goal is to develop music and arts projects into full social firms (businesses) that are self-sustainable. That means that they make enough money to run themselves and that everyone gets paid.
People are able to gain qualifications accredited with the Open College Network in Music Production, Media Studies, Music Skills and Media Arts at level 1 and level 2. Find out more about the courses we offer here. http://skillnetgroup.co.uk/music/pages/media-courses.php http://skillnetgroup.co.uk/music/pages/music-courses.php
Risky Business, Skillnet Group’s performing arts group, have staged a production called “One Vision” which toured theatres throughout Kent receiving some excellent reviews. Risky Business have also been involved in the production of high sensory workshops for people who have high support needs. Find out more about Risky Business here.http://skillnetgroup.co.uk/music/pages/riskybusiness.php
With funding from Youth Music we have also delivered a series of music performance and recording workshops called Composed. More about composed can be found here. http://skillnetgroup.co.uk/music/pages/music-previous-projects.php
People have also been producing a radio show called The Audiobox which is broadcast by Dover Community Radio every Sunday at 9:00am. Click here to find out more about The Audiobox. http://skillnetgroup.co.uk/music/pages/audiobox.php