All Together Now was our exciting project bringing opportunities for musicians, dancers, schoolchildren and communities across Shropshire to get involved in world music and dance.
It also allowed us to bring new artists and musical and dance commissions to the festival.
- An outreach programme taking creative world dance and music into Shropshire schools, dance schools and other community places
- A music outreach programme taking artists into rural primary and secondary schools that will lead to a showcase festival performance
- New music and dance commissions
- Running the Shropshire Youth Folk Ensemble for gifted and skilled young musicians with Shropshire Music Service
- Music workshop weekends offering master classes from professional musicians
- Additional music workshops and world artists on the festival programme.
We were very grateful for an investment of £86,410 from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Shropshire Council for a £5,000 Arts Development award, and Shrewsbury Town Council for a £2,000 grant. The festival funded the remaining cost of the programme.