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Change Creators: The XLR Collective

KWMC’s Creative Leadership programme for 18-25 years olds who want to make a positive change in the world using the power of music.

Change Creators – The XLR Collective is a seven-month programme. Young people work in a small team to identify the issues they care about, then use music in creative ways to develop a social action project.

The programme supports young people to connect with leaders locally, nationally and internationally, build their self confidence, develop their musical skills and provide real experiences of leading.

The first phase of the programme is designed to be an intense and inspirational three-day experience, while the group can fit the rest of the programme around their other commitments.


• 3 day creative leadership workshops – Bristol
• 3 day music workshops and events – European location
• Weekly skills development sessions and inspirational workshops led by a wide range of leaders – musicians, artists, entrepreneurs and field specialists
• 1-2-1 professional development coaching sessions
• Develop a social action project based on issues YOU care about, collaborating with leading music / creative industry partners
• Perform at local festivals
• Create a live music pop-up event in Bristol

Change Creators: The XLR Collective – Communications Planning

On 20th March the XLR Collective focused on communications planning and how they might start to tell the story of their project. It was their final session before they jet to Barcelona to meet activists, campaigners and musicians working on the international stage. 

During the session the group worked with KWMC's Communications Officer Rachel to practice 'elevator pitches': short introductions...

Change Creators: The XLR Collective – Music is Power

This week the Change Creators: XLR Collective’s session was entitled #musicispower.

The session was all about the power that music has to influence, inform and spark change on a personal, national and international level. This session was less about the classic activism songs like Sam Cooke, “A Change Is Gonna Come” or Edwin Star “War”...

Change Creators: The XLR Collective – Inspire Week

Over the next seven months the new cohort of Change Creators - The XLR Collective will be making waves in the city, tackling social issues using musical and creative solutions. You will meet individually through their online profiles over the course of the programme. The Inspire Week, which ran from 20th - 22nd February 2017, gave the group the chance...

Inspire Week

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