Help Musicians Scotland is delighted to announce the plans for a permanent base supporting and empowering the Scottish Music Industry.
The opening of the dedicated office, resources, programmes and team in Scotland follows HMUK’s successful launch of the first regional office in Northern Ireland in 2016. The charity has an ambition to have national and regional presence by 2021 in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Republic of Ireland and the North of England.
HMScotland aims to reach the entire country, having an impact beyond the central belt into the Highlands, Islands, and borders of Scotland through programmes of support, advice and campaigns. The charity will ensure its presence across rural and urban areas whilst considering the needs of these different geographical areas responding to those needs with appropriate support.
HMScotland is inclusive of all genres in Scotland and will celebrate the musical heritage and history of Scottish music as well as creating sustainable programmes and funding for the future.
Richard Robinson, Chief Executive of Help Musicians UK said: “Following a successful launch in Northern Ireland in 2016, this marks HMUKs second permanent regional operation. We are wholly committed to being an impactful national charity and our new Scottish operation will aim to support and enrich the musical landscape of Scotland by taking an entrepreneurial and proactive approach to programming, supporting and giving.”
Claire Gevaux, Director of HMScotland added: “After a year of listening and reflecting on the needs of the Scottish music scene, I’m excited to see HMScotland launch in a few weeks. I look forward to sharing more of our ambitions at the launch on 1 February 2018 when we will set down our permanent roots across the whole of Scotland.”