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

Mytime Active – ArtsTrain

ArtsTrain is a creative music project providing support for young people and music leaders to take the next steps in their musical and personal development.

  • Organisation Type: Music education hub


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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, Physically disabled, Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET)

Age of participants


Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Bexley, Bromley
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Composition/songwriting, DJ/MC, Improvisation, Mentoring, Performance, Training, Vocal


Grime, Hip Hop, Jazz & blues, Pop and Rock, Rap MC, RnB

What would be the most positive outcome for this project for you and your organisation?

“The shared learning about true hub working (between non-formal music organisations and Music Education Hub lead organisations) and the practical resources required as well as the impact of partnership working.”

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with Mytime Active – ArtsTrain are recruited from:

Participants Referred To

Some of the common 'next step' organisations for individuals working with Mytime Active – ArtsTrain:

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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)