Phil and Simon continue to collaborate on creative projects and would sincerely like to thank the funders, partners, collaborators and young people involved in making SkilImix happen. If you would like to contact Simon or Phil regarding future work opportunities they can be found here: 


From Jan 2016 until Dec 2019 SkillMix worked with young people facing challenging circumstances supporting their progress and achievement through creative and engaging learning experiences.


SkillMix delivered various projects including music and media workshops at Great Ormond Street Hospital School, Primary School and community drumming workshops, creative activities in youth centres, one to one mentoring programs, two separate research projects, the first looking into young people's musical progression pathways and the second mapping arts and music provision for the Down's Syndrome community in South London.

"Your enthusiasm is amazing and it made it easier for us all to learn, thank you" 

Music Workshop Participant

"Dancing was fun and the drumming workshops were brilliant, the facilitators were fun and responsive to all the children"

Parent of workshop participant

"Activities had a good variation and enabled all the kids to get involved"

Parent of workshop participant


We believed all our projects should be: 

Creative- and that participants or community members choose how to express their creativity.

Inclusive- that the arts should be for everyone and that we are all better off when everybody has the access and freedom to take part in their chosen cultural life.​ 


Alongside this we aim to include elements to our work that foster genuine:

Wellbeing- practical, effective help when relevant through signposting and exploring ways that have the potential help to improve the quality of life and relationships.

Progression- our projects don't stop with us. We support and signpost participants into their next chosen project, whatever that may be.

"A people's art is the genesis of their freedom"

Claudia Jones. Founder, Notting Hill Carnival.

"Participation in culture is strongly associated with good health and high life satisfaction."

Arts Council England

Partners and Supporters

We are proud to have been supported by and/or partner with the following organisations. 

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