We Create

Delivered by True Cadence

In 2022, the Foundation for Future London has awarded a grant to True Cadence for its project “We Create” for young people in Tower Hamlets through our Small Grant Scheme.

The project meets three of our scheme’s key themes, Young People and Employment and Learning Opportunities.

The Small Grant Scheme is part of our new Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund, funded by Westfield Stratford City.

Over 8 months, 15 disengaged East London youth will embark on a songwriting, sound recording, music production & personal development programme, crafting their own 3 track EPs, and creating portfolios.

True Cadence was also featured in our Year 2 grantee video for Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund.

About the project

We first launched our We Create programme on Zoom during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.

Co-designed with beneficiaries, the aim of the programme was to explore the effect of COVID on children under the age of 15, and to provide them with a series of fun and interactive activities, while giving their parents a break as they worked from home. The result, a song put together by participants, expressing their feelings of the global pandemic.  Check out the music video on our YouTube Channel.

Two successful virtual programmes later, we’re excited to be launching ‘We Create’ in person with the support of Westfield East Bank Creative Future Fund.

Participants of this programme will learn the fundamentals of writing and producing a track by following industry standards. They’ll learn about rhythm and sound, build interpersonal and creative skills while developing essential performance skills.

As part of a confidence building exercise, they’ll have the opportunity to perform the song live. These performances will be showcased on our YouTube and social media platforms. Our young people will lead on these platforms as part of the ‘independent artist’ experience. By the end of the programme, participants will each have a three-track EP, building their creative portfolios.

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Part of

Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund

Transforming lives and careers of people in East London

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Supported by

Westfield Stratford City

Westfield Stratford City is London’s most popular shopping destination by footfall, located in London’s fastest growing area

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