NOAH Burton from Huddersfield is one of 12 talented, emerging event producers selected from around the country to take part in a unique creative and professional development programme.
Noah is a creative producer and promoter with a background in music and events.
He performs in many music ensembles and has years of promotion experience.
This summer, Noah organised local bands for a free Greenhead Park concert.
As a percussionist, Noah has worked for the last few years with one of Huddersfield’s most successful bands, Extra Curricular.
He has also appeared alongside vocalist Ruby Wood in a jazz duo.
This latest project will see him working with BEAM, who are creative programmers and commissioners based in Wakefield.
This new initiative is called New Music Plus...UK and has been organised by PRS for Music Foundation, the UK’s leading funder of new music, in association with the hub, an arts and creative enterprise development practice.
Its aim is to strengthen the producers’ and organisations’ approaches to programming new music and to engage with new audiences via a series of new music events that they will work on together.
Each producer and host organisation partnership receives £4,000 to curate, programme and produce events in their venue or arts space.
Training is provided by the hub to enhance creative programming, marketing and business skills.
Vanessa Reed, executive director of PRS for Music Foundation said: “We’re delighted to be stimulating new connections across such a diverse group of event producers and arts organisations.
“The quality of this network highlights the range of talented individuals working outside of London and across the four UK nations.
“I’m confident that the musical interests of the selected producers will lead to an extremely dynamic and original programme of events”.