We at Serious understand music's unique role as a cultural and social catalyst, and strive to break barriers for those wanting to access high quality music. Our vision is that all people can engage with music in a way which benefits them, represents them, and matters to them.
The Serious Trust funds and enables our work that has a social or charitable purpose, including talent development work with emerging artists, creative engagement projects for people who are often excluded from cultural opportunities and the commissioning of ground-breaking new work.
Serious’ Creative Engagement programme empowers people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in and access transformational music by supporting a range of inspiring music opportunities, from workshops to mass participation projects, to community commissions, to freestage takeovers. Serious’ portfolio of Talent Development programmes and residencies provides crucial opportunities for artists, emerging producers and writers to develop the range of skills necessary to build sustainable careers, with internationally renowned Grammy, MOBO-winning and Mercury-nominated artists amongst our alumni. Beyond formal programmes, Serious Trust supports artists at every stage of their career by funding commissions which enable professional and creative development.