Hands Up for Trad exists to promote Scottish traditional music through Education, Information and Advocacy to Artists, Audiences and Participants both Nationally and Internationally.
To strategically plan and grow the work of Hands Up For Trad we are starting this Patreon to ask if you can help support us in our work with a subscription. We love being part of Scottish traditional music and feel very lucky to be part of such a creative sector. As well as our many projects we provide mentoring and support for Scottish musicians to help them reach their goals, host very popular programmes including the Foot Stompin’ Podcast (over 1 million downloads) and Hands Up for Trad TV and celebrate achievement in our Landmark Awards which go to folk clubs, festivals etc who have been working in the industry for a long time.
Hands Up for Trad has two full time staff members and we are a Regularly Funded Organisation by Creative Scotland (Scotland’s national funding body). As you see from the list of projects below we achieve a lot for two staff members! If you were able to support us with a subscription to one of our tiers ($1, $5, $10) it would help consolidate the work we do. You can read the benefits of the tiers here.
Our projects include;
- The Scots Trad Music Awards
- The BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year
- The Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame
- Scotland Sings
- Chorus Community Music Awards
- Foot Stompin’ Podcast
- Hands Up for Trad TV
- Scots Trad Album of the Year
- The Tinto Summer School Programme
- Edinburgh Youth Gatherin
- Landmark Awards
- Scotland Live
- The Tour Directory
- The Battle of the Folk Bands
- Weekly mentoring sessions
- 3 weekly newsletters
- Active on social media with information.
All Hands Up for Trad’s projects work together as part of a coherent strategy of interconnected events, providing a meaningful, creative lifelong journey for artists and participants by providing them with skills and opportunities which are enjoyed by audiences from across Scotland and beyond.
We appreciate any help you can give us. Even if you can’t that’s totally cool – just keep spreading the news!