Thanks to £95,115 of funding from Youth Music Foundation, Mind the Gap are delivering a programme of work to develop the music skills of people with learning disabilities across West Yorkshire.
We will deliver a three stranded programme of skills development over 32 months. Activities include pathways ranging from entry-level sessions for young people aged 11+, to peer mentoring and music artists’ development, as well as plenty of performance opportunities. The aim is to make learning-disabled musicians more visible in the sector and offer progression routes for learning-disabled people who want to make music.
The project will see Mind the Gap work with partners including include Square Chapel Arts Centre in Halifax, Theatre Royal, Wakefield and West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds. We will also identify and link up with new groups and artists within local communities in Bradford, Wakefield, Leeds and Calderdale.