The BRIT School launches BRIT Transforms Revue & Campaign
29th March, The Garden -Drury Lane, London
We are delighted to announce the launch of the BRIT Transforms Revue - a survey highlighting how The BRIT School has transformed lives of young people – as well as an ambitious £10m fundraising campaign in order to ensure that its extraordinary work in placing students within the creative industries - the fastest growing of the UK economy - can continue.
The event which was supported by Mastercard, Hipgnosis, Live Nation, McCann, PRS for Music and The Other Songs, was attended by a number of alumni including Cush Jumbo, Katie Melua, Dan Gillespie Sells and Kiera-Nicole Brennan. It took place at The Garden, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, generously provided by Andrew Lloyd Webber for the evening, an avid supporter of the School.
The recently announced new Chair of the Board of Trustees Josh Berger CBE said:
“The BRIT School takes young people from every background and turns them into our next generation of talent. I’ve seen first-hand the critical importance that The BRIT School plays in providing a free arts education and I am excited and proud to be able to help build on its legacy – the school is indispensable to the future of the creative industries in the UK and beyond.”
In 2021, Flow Associates were commissioned to review data collected through The BRIT School’s 30th anniversary survey, which was sent to all alumni who graduated between 1993 and 2021. The BRIT Transforms Revue: https://joom.ag/3pQd
The BRIT School was established in 1991 with the support of The BRIT Trust, who remain its largest sponsor. The School has trained over 10,000 young people in music, theatre, dance, media, live production, the digital and visual arts. The School’s alumni include Adele, Loyle Carner, Tom Holland, Amy Winehouse, Cush Jumbo, and many other notable artists, and creative professionals working at leading companies including Apple, BBC, Facebook, Sky, and TikTok among many others.
The BRIT School Principal – Stuart Worden says:
“The BRIT Transforms Revue demonstrates how the School has impacted on the lives of our many students. I am particularly proud of how our values - to be original, ambitious, responsible, inclusive, kind and free - are reinforced by our graduates’ views that we supported them, that they could be themselves, that we were kind and inclusive and that BRIT played a part as they went onto remarkable careers in the creative industries and beyond.
We cannot, however, continue to do this work without real investment and we hope everyone can play their part in our BRIT Transforms Campaign to keep the School a beacon of creative excellence. With the thrill of Josh Berger’s arrival, the Board of Trustees and the extraordinary BRIT family, I know we can achieve great things.”
The BRIT Transforms Campaign is a £10 million campaign to transform the lives of young artists from all backgrounds, giving them the education, skills and opportunities for careers in the creative industries - the UK’s largest growing sector - and beyond. You can support the pipeline of young talent by visiting https://www.brit.croydon.sch.uk/support