Punch Records – PUNCH is a national music development company which grew out of a community record shop. Our mission is to transform lives through music. We COMMISSION culturally diverse artists to produce great art, we PRODUCE accessible work that reaches new audiences, and we ENGAGE with excluded groups, especially young people, through our outreach programmes.
PUNCH is the regional leader in working with culturally diverse young people in arts “cold spots”. For example, we have delivered GLOBAL RADIO’s MUSIC POTENTIAL youth music training programme, here in Birmingham. for four consecutive years. MUSIC POTENTIAL won the 2016 ARQIVA COMMERCIAL RADIO BRONZE AWARD for SOCIAL ACTION. PUNCH has previously won two awards for programme delivery to young people in arts “cold spots”. Also in 2016, PUNCH ran GALLERY 37, a week-long BIRMINGHAM residency for sixty young people all outside education, employment or training “NEETs”. All worked with professional artists to produce and record new work, and create a one-off finale performance for over 2.5k people.
Nationally, PUNCH has been an ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND NATIONAL PORTFOLIO ORGANISATION since 2008, underscoring our excellence at working with young people and under represented musicians, audiences and BME communities. PUNCH is also a TALENT DEVELOPMENT PARTNER for the PERFORMING RIGHTS SOCIETY (PRS) FOUNDATION, working to signpost young musicians to their training and mentoring opportunities. In Birmingham we delivered over £500k worth of music-related activities for investors over a five year period, running music workshops in over 85 schools and 25 youth centres.
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