making tracks

Our amazing partnership project with the Irene Taylor Trust (Music in Prisons).


Making Tracks is a creative music programme for young people facing social, educational and economic disadvantage in Manchester. 

Its aim is to increase and deepen arts access and participation for extremely vulnerable, marginalised and disengaged young people who are not in employment, education or training, with a major proportion also being care leavers. Targeting ages 16 to 25, we work with local partners to identify and recruit the young people and work in their local community making the workshops as accessible as possible. 

Making Tracks is a 5 day intensive music making programme led by professional musicians culminating in a live performance to family and friends. During the programme young people learn how to play instruments, form a band and writing original songs and record their own music. 

Wrap around support is offered for the young people including the offer of bespoke follow on sessions and help with accessing mainstream activities which may be of interest and all the young people are supported in gaining a level one, NQF recognised qualification, the Bronze Arts Award. 

Built into the programme is an extensive package of training and development opportunities for the musicians ensuring that the project is of the highest quality. 

Making Tracks is an Irene Taylor Trust programme, delivered in the North West in partnership with TiPP.