The Music Base is our open-plan shared office space, home to the Kings Place Music Foundation team and other like-minded arts, literature and music organisations. The creative and collaborative atmosphere of the Music Base fosters close relationships between organisations, many of whom have become Kings Place Partners, including Resident Orchestra Aurora Orchestra and Artistic Associate Poet in the City. We currently have desks available. Find out more about desk space to rent.
Alan Bearman Music is a music agency, formed in late 2004, representing some of the foremost artists on the folk, roots and acoustic music scene. Alan has over 30 years’ experience of programming festivals and events including Sidmouth Festival, Towersey Festival, Folk in the Fall at the South Bank Centre and Ards International Guitar Festival as well as showcases and conferences for Folk Arts England and The Association of Festival Organisers.
Aurora is many things. A virtuosic chamber orchestra, built of extraordinary musicians, giving electrifying performances at the very highest international standard. A pioneering creative community with a boundless appetite for adventure, the broadest of artistic horizons, and a playful approach to presentation. Above all, Aurora is about bringing the richest musical experiences to the broadest possible audience. We’re constantly searching for new ways to heighten engagement with music and help audiences get under the skin of great works. The common thread which links all of this work is simple: great music, brilliantly performed.
Harmonic Artists are a management and live concert agency, representing Max Richter, Cerys Matthews, Lang Lang, Catrin Finch, Mari Samuelsen, Ivana Gavric and The 12 Ensemble. They are also partners in The Good Life Experience Festival. Steve Abbott is a member of The Advisory Board for The Arts Club, Mayfair, and a board member of Tido, and consultants to the music industry and the arts.
Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells was founded in 2005 to support outstanding artists emerging in the field of Opera. IO’s Artist Support programme includes Scholarships, Fellowships, Partnerships and Patronage, and combined with professional mentoring marks IO out as a serious contributor to the future of Opera. In October 2017, IO launches the first of its annual Wigmore Hall recitals as a showcase of its current Voice Scholars.
The International Guitar Foundation (IGF) is a charitable organisation dedicated to the guitar, its players, and its music. We focus primarily upon creating new music, advancing the opportunities available for new players and developing audiences for guitar music throughout the UK. We commission new repertoire from leading music creators and disseminate this new work to audiences. We create opportunities for young players by providing performance platforms, workshops, professional advice and the highest quality training available.
Lemos & Crane has provided practitioners and policy-makers with information and ideas for action on social problems since 1994. We work with professionals in social housing, local government, criminal justice, schools, arts and voluntary organisations as well as trusts and foundations. Lemos&Crane is a member of The Monument Fellowship, which works to improve criminal justice. Recent collaborators include the LSO, National Gallery, V&A, Dulwich Picture Gallery and Tate Modern.
Live Music Now is a UK-wide initiative, created by Yehudi Menuhin and Ian Stoutzker in 1977. Every year, our musicians deliver thousands of interactive music programmes in care homes and hospitals, and a range of community and healthcare settings. We also work in special schools, where music can make a huge difference to the lives of children and their families. Our specialist support and training provides young musicians with skills and employment at the start of their professional careers, across all genres of music.
LondonJazz News was started as a blog by Sebastian Scotney in 2009, and has gone on growing ever since. It now involves a substantial team of contributors and helpers. The weekly LondonJazz newsletter, Wednesday Breakfast Headlines, has become an industry must-read since ﬁrst launching in 2010. LondonJazz News starts from a genuine enthusiasm for jazz and related music, for the energy, range and diversity of the scene all around us, and for the people who make it happen. It is a not-for-profit venture.
Music In Detention takes music-making into immigration detention centres. We help detainees express themselves and recover hope and meaning in their lives. Our unique music participation workshops support and connect detainees and other marginalised people in the surrounding communities and offer the two groups a rare opportunity to create something of lasting value that reflects what they have been through. We are the only arts organisation in the UK that focuses specifically on immigration detention.
National Youth Jazz Collective is a vibrant National Youth Music Organisation designed to support the creative and educational needs of young jazz musicians through regional outreach projects and an annual national summer school.
We believe that orchestras are for everyone. With over 50 years’ experience, we make world-class orchestral music relevant to people’s lives through dynamic partnerships and innovative projects, particularly in culturally under-served areas of England. Orchestras Live is a national music charity, passionate that people from all backgrounds should have the opportunity to participate in and enjoy the highest quality orchestral experience, regardless of their age or geographical location.
Parabola is a privately owned real estate development and investment group based in Edinburgh, Newcastle and London. Our aim is to accommodate people and organisations in a high quality, friendly and safe environment. At our very core is sustainability and the passion to deliver exciting places through innovative architecture and good design but also environmental awareness, social value and wellbeing at the forefront. In addition, the company is committed to a number of charities through ‘Parabola Foundation’ including Kings Place Music Foundation, Bowel Cancer Research and Poverty Relief Foundation.
Poet in the City produces poetry beyond books, digging out classic and contemporary gems and immersing audiences in the worlds of poets through events, commissions and participation. They curate an annual Poetry & Lyrics Festival, collaborate with organisations across the arts and beyond to produce exciting new work and support the next generation of poetry producers through their scheme for 16-25 year olds.
The Voices Foundation is a national registered charity that has been working since 1993 to help schools, academies, Music Education Hubs and other partners across the UK to establish sustainable and effective music education in their settings. Everyone has a voice, and singing is a powerful way for children to become proficient musicians.