SongSeeds is able to provide affordable inclusive retreats in part, thanks to the amazing organizations we are partnered with.
SongSeeds are delighted to be partnered with Music Broth to offer our retreat participants support with musical instruments. Music Broth are a Scottish social enterprise with the aim of improving access to musical instruments and music making opportunities for all by reducing social and financial barriers. Working on a 'pay in if you can' social enterprise system, Music Broth memberships for individuals are £6/month for any instrument delivered direct to you from their 1500+ item library, with all paid memberships supporting Music Broth wider work in the community.
SongSeeds participants have the opportunity to borrow an instrument or piece of equipment from Music Broth during their time at a SongSeeds retreat.
SongSeeds would not be able to deliver industry standard retreats at an affordable price if it were not for our funders, Creative Scotland.
Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.
They enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life.
They distribute funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.
It's funny how things work out. SongSeeds Online Songwriting retreats probably wouldn't exist was it not for Songs from Lockdown.
Originally a response to Covid-19’s affecting the Arts in March 2020, Songs from Lockdown was devised to promote the positive effects of peer-lead, task based songwriting by Becci Wallace and co-creator Rosie Bans. Centering around community driven feedback, focusing on building a supportive network of artists and fully online and distanced- SFL provided artists with a safe space to continue sharing their work. Songs From Lockdown acted as a 17 week test run for what would become SongSeeds online Songwriting Retreats.