National Centre for Inclusive Excellence

One of the ambitions for our £48.8 million transformation programme is to establish the UK’s first National Centre for Inclusive Excellence for young musicians with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Bristol has a strong track record of championing the talent of disabled people in music and the performance arts, establishing a key artistic relationship with the Hall’s Associate Artists The Paraorchestra and Friends who are based at We The Curious.

Bristol Plays Music, our music education hub, has brought together a range of expertise to support the development and training of disabled musicians. Our partners include the One-Handed Instrument Trust, Drake Music, OpenUp Music and the University of the West of England amongst others. Together, we are working to deliver our three year ‘New Ambition for Inclusive Excellence’ which is transforming music education for young people with SEND.

Find out how we want to capitalise upon these strengths to deliver even more for young disabled musicians by downloading our leaflet or reading it below.

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