The GRIT School – developing new generations of music artists

23 September 2022

Written by: Lambeth Council

Arts, culture and events - Children and young people - Focus on Brixton - Jobs and skills

The GRIT School’s seven-week music industry and artist-development programme for young Lambeth musicians returns from October to December.

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The GRIT School – developing new generations of music artists

The GRIT School  – a 7-week music industry and artist-development crash course – is open to applications from 16-24 year old musicians and people who want to work in the music industry now. In six years (not counting the pandemic) more than 120 musicians have graduated GRIT school.


The programme gives insights into the ever-changing music industry, building creative and business skills whilst connecting young people to a professional network, shaping the next generation of the industry. It is for musicians, producers and others not in education, employment or training.


The course includes workshops led by industry professionals – from label managers to radio pluggers. These workshops will help grow the professional networks that music and musicians need. This year world-renowned promoter Live Nation are hosting and delivering industry seminars. (NB: If you’re an Industry Professional who’d like to run a session as part of our programme then please get in contact  – we’re always looking for contributors).


Young musicians will also improve their performance skills, grow in confidence and collaborate with like-minded creatives. Our last live show was in June 2022, with performances ranging from hip hop, pop, and RnB.

Who can apply

  • South London young people (16-24) not in education, employment or training
  • Musicians, artists & producers
  • Aspiring music industry professionals

What’s on offer

  • Creative Master classes
  • Music Industry Seminars
  • Free Studio & Rehearsal time
  • A network of industry professionals & like minded young people
  • A chance to perform at our Grit School Live showcase
  • 6 Month Mentoring Programme

When & where

25th October – 14th December 2022

Location: Raw material, Brixton & Live Nation, Farringdon

Apply now

Deadline is Sunday 9th October, sign up online or refer a young person.