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

StreetVibes Youth

StreetVibes offers music and media-based education, training and skills support for young people aged 11-19 years old.

  • Organisation Type: Community / participatory music organisation


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


Three most commonly faced challenges

Excluded from school, Attends Pupil Referral Unit, Special educational needs

Age of participants


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

Musical activities

Composition/songwriting, DJ/MC, Improvisation, Instrumental tuition, Mentoring, Performance, Research, Technology, Training, Vocal, Youth leadership, Music Videos, Film Production


African, Beatboxing, Caribbean, Dance electronic, Garage, Grime, Hip Hop, Jazz & blues, Rap MC, Reggae, RnB, Roots, South American

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with StreetVibes Youth are recruited from:

Participants Referred To

Some of the common 'next step' organisations for individuals working with StreetVibes Youth:

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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)