Elevate Programme | Brass Bands England

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Elevate Programme

Elevate - bringing bands and artists together

General Programme Information

The award-winning Elevate programme is a collaborative innitiative 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.


Artist wanting to collaborate with a band?

Find out more on our Elevate artist information page.

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

Further information for interested bands can be found on the Elevate band information page, including timelines of the project, application processes and FAQ's.

Take a look at the programme planning resource written by Philip Harper.

Meet the artists

Scroll through the list of Elevate artists below to find out more about them. If you're looking to apply, please note which artists are still available for pairing with bands. Click on the artist to expand the selection and find out more about their proposed projects.


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 the next online drop-in session for bands to speak to our team about Elevate.

Further information for bands

BBE Events