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

CRISP / Creative Croydon

Short-term project focusing on creative accessible music-making. Expression and collaboration focused, ‘in the moment’ music-making.

  • Organisation Type: Community / participatory music organisation


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


Three most commonly faced challenges

Attends Pupil Referral Unit, Special educational needs, Asylum Seeker

Age of participants


Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Croydon, Sutton
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Composition/songwriting, Improvisation, Mentoring, Untuned percussion, Vocal, Profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), Pupil Referral Unit young mothers and baby bonding, confidence building


African, Caribbean, Folk, Gospel, Jazz & blues, Music theatre, Pop and Rock

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with CRISP / Creative Croydon are recruited from:

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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)