At SoCo Music Project we love a creative space. We know that space like this is important. Space to learn and play, to engage with music on your own terms and discover routes for progression. How do we ensure that space like this exists? We’ve been fortunate to find sympathetic landlords and supportive local authorities, but these are not always so easy to find. Perhaps it’s about sustainable income streams to allow us to engage with the private sector better, or government initiatives providing affordable long term space. Either way it’s imperative that we as a sector push the importance of creative spaces, and hopefully in times to come every town and city will have spaces for creative practice that are as valued and accepted as local leisure centres, both providing access to activities that enhance the health and wellbeing of the population. Take a look at some of spaces that we’ve been proud to develop.