ArtsTrain is a unique and pioneering creative music programme managed by a leading social enterprise Mytime Active. Our programme is part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio for 2018-22 and supports children and young people in outer/South East London, targeting those who are often not engaged in formal music-making and face challenging circumstances.
We deliver award winning creative music programmes across the London Boroughs of Bromley, Bexley and Lewisham. Developed over the past ten years, ArtsTrain’s innovative model of music making draws from practice across musical genres and focuses entirely on the creation of outstanding original work by young people. Since 2008 we have supported the development of thousands of young people and transformed the cultural landscape of music within South East London.
“I came away from ArtsTrain’s London Jazz Festival showcase both moved and inspired. The event provided the perfect platform for young people to perform their original and beautiful music to a packed house. To see so many young people from different backgrounds working well together is testimony to themselves and the nurturing, creative environment ArtsTrain provides. This was young people at their very best – creating and owning their music, tackling challenging social issues and telling it how it is.”