The Urban Vocal Group is delighted to announce that it has been provisionally offered a grant of £14,600 from Arts Council England towards a new artist development programme. ‘Breaking Through’ is a platform of activities designed to support emerging talent through collaboration with established artists and industry professionals, enabling them to write, record, perform and promote their own music.
This is an exciting project for the UVG who have been providing free music making opportunities to young people aged 11 – 18 since 2008.
Several local artists started their music career at The UVG and ‘Breaking Through’ will enable a new generation to develop their talent and gain invaluable knowledge and experience of the industry; helping them set up as professional artists.
It is hoped that the new material and subsequent performances will further enhance the musical profile of the Portsmouth area.