Small Green Shoots helps emerging artists and young creatives make their way in to the creative industries. For almost ten years now, we’ve been working ferociously with young artists and aspiring professionals to create opportunities for our “Shoots” to grow and get the skills and tools they need to reach their ambitions. We’ve run projects and development schemes that have benefitted Jorja Smith, Mullally, Emeli Sande, Mahalia, but the Young Shoots programme supporting young people is the jewel in our crown.

As a young Shoot myself, I am proud and so grateful that the Artist & Manager Awards has selected us as their official charity partner.  Every pound raised will contribute to the scheme supporting young people like me into careers and learning the skills it takes to create a positive working future.

So on Wednesday we will be working behind the scenes at the event and celebrating the past achievements of artists, managers and peers but above all the exceptional individuals we want to become – the ones who often work in the shadow to make things be happen for others, creating pathways for future artists and business in the industry.