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Project Opportunities 
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Social Prescribing and Open Access Opportunities


We are excited to launch 2 new programmes run on a social prescribing/open access model


Songs and Soundscapes with Arianna

A new 10 week programme for adults with learning disabilities. Click on the flyer for more information or read below!

Mondays, 2-4pm, from 29th April until 15th July, 2024

(Note: there will not be sessions on the 6th & 27th May due to bank holidays)

Run from the Quench Arts base (339 Dudley Road, B18 4HB)

Join our inclusive music making sessions designed specifically for adults with learning difficulties aged 18+. While the sessions will be tailored to the group’s interests, we plan for everyone to share their favourite songs with each other before the group then work on creating their own original songs and soundscapes over the 10 weeks. People with all levels of musical experience, stylistic interests & cultural backgrounds are welcome. The sessions are inclusive so will be accessible to all, including those at the start of their musical journey. We have a range of instruments, percussion and music technology available within the sessions but participants are also welcome to bring their own instruments/equipment if they prefer.

Songs and Soundscapes is be offered as a FREE opportunity for participants thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and Community Catalysts. There are 8 places per programme.

Book via QR code/link:

Or by phone/email: 07716 362 478 /

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Audio Architects with Liz

A fun music making programme for neurodiverse adults aged 18-30 years old, focused on music tech. Click on the flyer for more information or read below!

Wednesdays, 10.30am-12.30pm, 15th May until 17th July, 2024

Cost: £5 per session

Run from the Quench Arts base (339 Dudley Road, B18 4HB)


Join our inclusive music sessions designed specifically for neurodiverse adults aged 18-30. While the sessions will be tailored to the group’s interests, we’ll explore improvisation and song writing with live-looping, utilising Ableton Live and technology. During the 10 week programme, we will experiment with recording and looping our voice, different instruments and random objects to create full pieces that you can share with family and friends. No matter your experience with music and technology, these sessions are crafted to accommodate your preferences and abilities. The sessions will be fun, safe, encouraging, tailored & accessible to the group. 

Audio Architects is offered as a subsidised opportunity thanks to support from the National Lottery Community Fund. This means that we can keep the group sizes small and inclusive. Sessions are run on a social prescribing basis and there is a charge of £5 per week per participant (carers/PAs can attend for free). If we manage to obtain additional funding then we will look to reduce this cost.

Book via QR code/link:

Or by phone/email: 07716 362 478 /


Musical Connections -

Musical Connections is a network for vulnerable and isolated adults including mental health service users living in Birmingham, Solihull & Sandwell. The project has been running for over 25 years. We understand the impact on mental health that coronavirus has had and appreciate the ongoing challenges, grief and social anxieties that remain. We know that many people struggled with the isolation of lockdown, the impact of restrictions on life and the unpredictability of the pandemic, especially those vulnerable in other ways. We also appreciate that the situation was exacerbated for those with existing mental health conditions and/or needing to shield, who were without access to the activities, friends and support that help people stay well. We aim for Musical Connections to help rebuild your confidence, using music to help you to express your feelings and to connect you with others with similar interests and experiences.

STOP PRESS! Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund Reaching Communities programme we now able to confirm that Musical Connections can continue for another 3 years and so are now accepting applications and referrals! Click on the flyer image below to find our more about the project and download the application form.

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Wavelength - a FREE, community-based, creative music making programme for young people aged 14-25 with mental health conditions living in Birmingham and Solihull.


STOP PRESS! Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund Reaching Communities programme we now able to confirm that Wavelength can continue for another 3 years and so are now accepting applications and referrals!  Click on the flyer image below to download the application form.

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Plugin - a FREE creative music-making project for young inpatients aged 12-25, focused on using music technology to achieve musical and wellbeing outcomes. The project aims to build participants’ self-esteem, help them connect with others and encourage them to express their feelings and emotions through music. The Plugin project is running in the following settings from April 2022 for 3 years: 

  • Ardeleigh FCAMHS and Adriatic Ward, Birmingham

  • Birmingham Children's Hospital Parkview Clinic (all wards)

  • Woodbourne Priory Hospital, Birmingham

  • Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital, Coventry

If you (or your child) are an inpatient in one of these settings and would like to take part, please speak to your keyworker to register interest and to obtain a simple application.


LGBTQIA+ Youth Focus Group - We at Quench Arts are starting a LGBTQIA+ focus group for ages 11-25. The end goal is to create a cross arts programme and so, as part of the group sessions there will be the opportunity to experience tasters in different creative art forms as well as to visit age appropriate arts events of relevance to the LGBTQIA+ community, such as those profiling LGBTQIA+ artists or specifically targeted at the LGBTQIA+ community.


The focus group will also help produce an information and training offer for parents, teachers and various other adults. We want young people to be able to communicate with adults about what they should know when it comes to navigating their sexuality and gender. As we build up numbers, the group may be split into 11-17 year olds and 18-25 year olds.We are inviting queer and trans youth as well as allies to join us in this monthly focus group. Our aim with this group is to encourage those attending to express themselves through art, connect with each other and meet like minded (and different folks) in their community.


These sessions will be led by two facilitators who specialise in drama and visual art (Sam and Lydia). There will also be guest sessions with a musician and poet (Amy and Ray). All facilitators are under the age of 25, so completely youth led. Even this advert and wording has been devised by them! The sessions will be 6-8pm every 2nd Thursday of the month (dates below) at the Afro Caribbean Millennium Centre (339 Dudley Rd, Winson Green, B18 4HB).Interested? Please click on the flyer for more information and register on the link below (Please note, under 18s will need to have the form completed by a parent/carer)

Training/ Employment Opportunities
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Our next Bitesize training session is on Saturday 11th May: The Basics Of Setting Up Your Own Community Arts project led by Meldra Guza.

Scan the QR code to book! 

Our training events can be booked via Eventbrite

Work/Job Opportunities

We currently have no vacancies - please check again in the future!

General Enquiries

If you have a general enquiry about working for Quench Arts in the future then please get in contact to introduce yourself and your work. Please note that the majority of our staff are employed on a freelance, fixed term basis, attached to specific programmes of work. Therefore, we are unlikely to have any immediate openings when you do get in touch. However, we are always interested to hear from you and can keep you in mind for future project opportunities. We always do our best to support the development of those we work with and many of our staff have progressed through our trainee roles/training opportunities to lead facilitator roles for Quench Arts and other local organisations.
Volunteering Opportunities

Musical Connections Volunteers x 3 roles (with associated training)

We have now recruited for our volunteers for Musical Connections. However, if you're still interested, please get in touch! 

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