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Founded in 1976 as an annual summer music festival, for over 40 years Spitalfields Music has been putting music at the heart of East London. We aim to bring artists, audiences and communities together so that everyone can find, explore and share extraordinary music in one of the most vibrant areas of London.
Our mission is to provide high quality, relevant and inclusive opportunities for people across East London to engage with music as creators, performers and audiences. Through performances, artist development, and participatory work we create opportunities for people to learn about themselves and others, and to understand and shape the world around them.
Always driven by the energy of our community, our work is founded on 3 pillars:
- Perform – We create high-quality, individual music experiences in unusual venues, celebrating the very best music from across genres.
- Create – We lead the music sector in artist development and create leaders of the future through such pioneering programmes as our Open Call commissions, Trainee Music Leaders scheme and our Artistic Curator position.
- Learn – Our award-winning Learning & Participation programme reaches over 5,000 people each year in schools, special needs settings, care homes and community spaces.