Our Working Context


Middlesbrough Council are our grantholders, and therefore our home is within the fantastic Middlesbrough Town Hall, however our programme is delivered across all 4 boroughs of the Tees Valley.

Our workforce are based in the Tees Valley and we have a strong focus on developing the music education sector in the area by supporting local musicians and music leaders to build sustainable and reliable careers as music practitioners.

Our funders and national significance

Musinc is the engagement strand of Middlesbrough Town Hall. Middlesbrough Town Hall is supported by Middlesbrough Council and is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. These organisations make up much of the national landscape of arts and culture in England.

Musinc also receives generous funding from the National Foundation for Youth Music for its inclusion work with young people.

Youth Music have 3 levels of funding: Fund A, B and C. There are 13 organisations in the UK who hold a Fund C grant, and these organisations are the founding members of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England (AMIE), a movement for change within music education.

To find out more about the Alliance, please visit the AMIE page on the Youth Music website here.

Music Education Hubs

In 2012, Arts Council introduced Music Education Hubs with the aim that a lead organisation would be tasked and funded to bring together local authorities and other stakeholders and work in partnership to deliver the DfE’s national plan for music education.

The lead organisation for the Tees Valley Music Education Hub is Tees Valley Music Service, and Musinc are a strategic partner in the hub, contributing expertise in musical inclusion and musically inclusive practice.

In 2019, Musinc and TVMS created a joint Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy which will be delivered over the next 2 years. You can view the document here.

Take part! Our termly newsletter includes updates about music activities that anyone can get involved in, as well as good news stories, handy musical tips and our young musician of the month!

Our professional network: it’s free to join our professional network and you will receive a termly newsletter with Musinc and sector updates, access to professional development opportunities and bursaries, practitioner networking events and job opportunities.

Sign Up Now!

13 hours ago

Join family workshops, sing and play-alongs and a classical concert on Friday 19th August in our FREE Family Festival at Middlesbrough Town Hall! 👪🎶Create recycled instruments, learn songwriting and take part in under 5’s music making and Big Family sessions in drumming or sing & play along.At lunchtime, bring your own picnic and you’ll be treated to a concert of classical favourites by the wonderful Borealis Orchestra.Young people will also be able to complete their Arts Award Discover, a certificate awarded by Trinity College London.All activities are FREE to attend, book here: www.middlesbroughtownhall.co.uk/whats-on/#middlesbrough #teesside #teesvalley #familyevent ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

5 days ago

Free opportunity to join our Gig School next week in Middlesbrough! 🎸~ Please sign up by Saturday 6th August to take part ~Gig School runs 8th - 10th August for young musicians, working with experienced tutor Neil Walker to form bands, create songs and stage your very own performance here at Middlesbrough Town Hall.On Monday 8th August & Tuesday 9th August activities will run 10am - 3pm at Outwood Academy Riverside On Wednesday 10th August activities and rehearsal will run 10am - 5pm at Middlesbrough Town Hall, followed by a performance at 5pm, which family and friends are invited to attend (no ticket required).SIGN UP NOW: sh1.sendinblue.com/ade15inv5xpfe.html?t=1659695592In partnership with Club Creative.#middlesbrough #bands #gigs #teesside ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

Call for young musicians to perform on Middlesbrough Town Hall stage!Are you under 21 and love to perform? We're looking for solo musicians, bands and DJs to take part in our young people-produced music festival on Sunday 30th October, 3-9pm.To take part, email Lamb566@hotmail.com or Adamhart975@gmail.com.Find out more: musinc.org.uk/2022/08/01/call-for-young-musicians-to-perform-on-middlesbrough-town-hall-stage/#Middlesbrough #teesside #concert #festival ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook