PUNCH is a lead partner in a range of game-changing initiatives including GLOBAL’s MUSIC POTENTIAL (2017 Arqiva Commercial Radio Bronze Award winner) and the USA-developed GALLERY 37. Our own programmes, including BACK IN, NEXT LEVEL, MOVE ON UP, DESI MOVES and THE LOWDOWN have won a range of awards for innovation and diversity. If you are ready to move to the next level or to back the UK’s creative future with your expertise and resources; the PUNCH team is listening. Contact us today through social media or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
have an annual programme that focuses on talented artists, creatives and developing their practice, ideas and projects. We have a range of programmes that are put together to take your professional practice to a higher level and to improve your career in the creative industries.
PUNCH is constantly investing in authentic young artists through our robust commissioning process and our annual music and arts festival, BASS. PUNCH has over a decade of experience building bold, creative, productive and fulfilling work with artists, venues and investors.
PUNCH commissions over fifty culturally diverse artists each year, including musicians, visual artists, dancers, performers, filmmakers and songwriters. Our partnerships with online platforms bring commissioned artists to a global audience, with over three thousand hours of content viewed last year.
“I went from being told it was impossible to be an artist, to becoming an artist myself and making my own possibilities.”
"The project feels real! Everyone could see where their efforts went.”
“The recruitment process was brilliant; we had the right people; a good strong group. It was very diverse.”
PUNCH produces an annual programme of accessible, contemporary works by culturally diverse artists. We produce a range of events and tours that showcase the breakthrough potential of early career artists and explore the legacy of black music icons.
PUNCH’s recent productions feature partnerships with the BRITISH COUNCIL, BFI, OXFORD UNIVERSITY and GRM DAILY, with artists including AMERIE, ANGIE STONE, JULIAN MARLEY, KRS ONE and SHAKKA. PUNCH events reached a global audience of 50k in 2016.
PUNCH is a recognised national leader in developing and delivering programs which creatively engage culturally diverse young people. Our award-winning programmes emphasise hands-on learning, on-line interactivity, real-world outcomes and transferable skills.
PUNCH’s recent engagement wins include delivering successful creative residencies, bootcamps, work experience programmes and showcase performances in partnership with GLOBAL RADIO, the BIRMINGHAM MELA and LONDON LIVE. Over 800 young emerging artists have graduated from PUNCH programmes since 2014.