Elevate Programme | Brass Bands England

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Elevate Programme

Elevate - bringing bands and artists together

General Programme Information

Elevate is a collaborative programme bringing together brass bands and artists to create and learn together across a nine-month partnership. We are seeking to pair brass bands looking to challenge their normal performance practice with artists who will help push their boundaries by exploring new ideas, genres and ways of performing in a collaborative partnership.

What do brass bands gain from taking part in the programme?

  • A fee of £1,000 paid directly to bands participating in the programme after completion of the final project

  • The opportunity to work with new artists 

  • The opportunity to create and collaborate on an original creative output - a concert, digital project, collaborative performance or outreach project - it’s up to you!

  • To work with the experienced events and marketing team at Brass Bands England to produce and promote your project

  • The opportunity to be highlighted and showcased nationally in the banding sector

  • The potential to grow your local and national audience

Information for bands

Click here to find out more information for interested bands, inlcuding timelines of the project, application processes and FAQ's. Applications for Round 2 of the programme opens on Monday 16 October and close on Monday 27 November. Apply now!

Attend a drop in session to find out more!

Monday 23 October, 6pm
Wednesday 22 November, 6pm

Meet the artists

The final line-up for pairings with bands has been announced. Find out about them and their projects below.


Additional funds for venue hire and marketing are available for the project, but will be managed by the BBE team. However, costs of score hire or purchase are not available. This project is made possible thanks to funding from Arts Council England.

Visit the BBE Events page to find drop-in session information about the Elevate Programme, the next of which takes place in October.

Further information for bands

BBE Events