SPFL Music Box talk about opportunities for music-making

SPFL Music Box

In our Connecting series, artists, venues and creative projects talk about their work, their audiences and their plans  for the future.

What we do

We are looking for opportunities to bring people together and change lives for the better.- Scottish Professional Football League Trust

SPFL Music Box is a youth music project taking place at 14 professional football clubs across Scotland delivered by the Scottish Professional Football League Trust. The project offers young people access to free music making workshops at high profile stadiums, with the chance to learn drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals, songwriting and performance.

Who is it for?

Music Box is open to anyone aged 10-16 years old. We work with a range of referral partners to offer places to young people who may not be engaging with education or are at risk of offending. We also offer places to young people who have additional care responsibilities at home and may not normally be able to access this type of activity.

Our partners

The project is delivered with the support of regional partners up and down the country. These partner organisations provide local knowledge andclear pathways for progression. Partners include: Aberdeen Foyer, Glasgow East Arts Company, The Shore (Dundee), RockstarT (Edinburgh & The Lothians), Feis Rois (Inverness), East Ayrshire Leisure, SWAMP Media Centre (Glasgow) and Horsecross Arts (Perth).

We have also teamed up with Creative & Cultural Skills 'Creative Choices' programme. This gives those who come along the chance to meet people who currently work in the music business and find out more about how to get a job in the industry.

Aspiration

The Scottish Professional Football League Trust is the community arm of the SPFL. With the recent merger of the leagues, the SPFL Trust now works with all 42 of Scotland’s professional clubs, covering a massive 84% of the country. This presents a very exciting opportunity for Music Box, particularly as a lot of clubs have already expressed an interest in getting involved, meaning Music Box has the opportunity to become a truly national project

We also plan to expand the range of activity currently on offer, allowing us to work with more targeted client groups, and helping us to ensure that the project really is accessible to everyone.

 
This article was published on 20 Mar 2014