Emerging Artists Project

Emerging Artists is an inclusive project for 11 to 18 year olds who live in North Tyneside.

Emerging Artists

The project aims to develop a wide range of music and arts-based skills and to build the confidence of each young person involved.

Emerging Artists also provides opportunities to perform in the community and educational arts-based settings and to develop leadership skills.. Young people are encouraged to develop their skills and interests with the support of like-minded musicians, artists and industry specialists. There are a wide range of musical and artistic paths to follow.


To find out more about Emerging Artists, or for details of how to get involved, contact us at ntmeh.music@ntlp.org.uk.

“As someone who only joined recently, meeting other musicians is the best thing. Being able to collaborate with other people is very important to me. It's also given me musical goals to work towards”  

Frank Cook, Standing Upright project participant

Accreditation is offered in the form of Arts Award, with the opportunity to work towards Gold Award (a Level 3 qualification that carries UCAS points).

Core members meet weekly. They also communicate between sessions via Seesaw: an online platform where they can collaborate safely with each other and project leaders / music specialists.

The project also offers holiday workshops and the opportunity to take part in performance opportunities.

Standing Upright aims to meet and walk alongside each individual young person at whatever stage they are at on their creative journey.  The project aims to enrich and spark interest in music and all art forms.

Read the latest news from the Standing Upright project on their blog here, subscribe to their YouTube channel or find them on Instagram or Twitter.

You can also listen to the latest music from young people on the project on their Soundcloud.



Standing Upright has helped raise my self confidence and has given me many amazing experiences including performing, leading projects and working at events which has led to paid work. Not only has it helped me in musical aspects, it has also helped me develop socially and emotionally on a personal level. I have built strong friendships at Standing Upright whilst having fun, gaining qualifications and experiencing incredible opportunities.

Brittany Farrow, Standing Upright Young Leader



Music Centre

Whatever your level of skill may be, there is a group of players you can join and develop with at your standard.


Brass in Schools

North Tyneside Brass in Schools is a free after school programme that offers beginner primary school children the opportunity to take part in a brass band.


Steel Pans

North Tyneside Steel Band (NTSB) recently celebrated their 30th birthday and are one of the most active steel band groups in the North East.  They love performing at public events, with recent highlights of performances at the London and Rotterdam Carnivals.



NTMEH has a number of volunteers who support the work of the hub on a regular basis. We can also facilitate work experience placements and put you in touch with other local arts organisations who can help.

Battle of the Bands

Young Leaders

NTMEH have a number of young leaders who have been involved in the Standing Upright project and have now gained paid employment with the hub, as well as getting valuable work experience in the arts and music education sector.


Youth Voice

NTMEH is currently working with other hubs and partners to develop and improve opportunities for young people to have their say.

Get in touch!

For further information or to find out more about working with us.