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A networked approach to promoting meaningful musical pathways for young Londoners facing challenging circumstances.

Acts 29

Acts 29 is a community arts organisation which works closely with secondary schools, local authorities and local music hubs to deliver our mission; to empower young people to realise their purpose and mobilise their potential through music and youth work.

  • Organisation Type: Community / participatory arts organisation


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Proportion of the young musicians who face aspects from the Indices of Multiple Deprivation


Three most commonly faced challenges

Economic deprivation, Mental health problems, Homeless

Age of participants


Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Ealing, Hillingdon
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Vocal, Training, Performance, Mentoring, Composition/songwriting


Rap MC, Pop and Rock

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with Acts 29 are recruited from:

Participants Referred To

Some of the common 'next step' organisations for individuals working with Acts 29:

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Definition of Indices of Multiple Deprivation

The Indices of Deprivation 2015 provide a set of relative measures of deprivation for small areas (Lower-layer Super Output Areas) across England, based on seven different domains of deprivation:

For more information see: - 2015 Statistical Release (PDF 1.5MB)