Some of the wonderful people we work with:


Brighter Sound champion music making and creativity for all children and young people, and support emerging musicians to develop their artistic confidence. Their programme for young people includes courses in songwriting, performance, digital music, and music for young children and their families. We’re currently working with Brighter Sound to embed a fundraising culture across the organisation.



Corali exists to explore the unique creativity and expression of people with learning disabilities by putting on original performance works and by offering on-going professional development, education and training opportunities. We’re helping achieve their Catalyst targets by devising and delivering staff training.


Dalcroze UK exists to support and promote the teaching and training methods developed by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze and his pupils: to engage the whole body in the process of musical perception, learning, creativity, and expression. We are working with the team to develop and fundraise for national projects.

Pathway Arts works within refugee and asylum seeking communities in North West England, developing art projects, championing social change, empowering participants and raising awareness of what it is to seek asylum in the UK. We are supporting them with fundraising strategy and bid development.


Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra is a brand new organisation that has been set up to give aspiring professional musicians the opportunity to play a wide range of repertoire in a high-quality ensemble, helping to bridge the gap between a player’s studies and professional orchestras. We are supporting their organisational development through bid writing.


TIN Arts is a leading inclusive dance organisation based in Durham City and delivering throughout the North East of England. TIN offer dance and the wider performing arts activities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities in schools, community settings and their own dance space. We are supporting TIN on an exciting new project, developing their ‘Community of Interest’.

Very glad we are working with AfA and your approach and openness to listening and receiving ideas has been commented upon and well received across our team.”

– Martin Wilson, Executive Director TIN Arts