Charity information

Wren Music

Wren is a folk arts development organisation based in Devon.
We work around the county running regular orchestras, choirs and a wide range of other projects.

Founded 1983

  • Mission statement

    Wren’s mission is to work with traditional music to inspire creativity and celebrate cultural identities.

    We go out to people of all ages and abilities, and work with them in places where they feel comfortable to develop skills and to address the issues that they care about, and together we make things happen.

    Wren works mainly in Devon, and over the five years between 2003 and 2008 participation in our activities has more than doubled.

    Wren has relationships with organisations and artists throughout Great Britain and strong overseas connections in mainland Europe (Germany, France, Italy, and Hungary) Canada and South Africa.

    We are always looking for partners to help us achieve our vision: a world where every voice is heard.

    Core values

    Wren operations will be informed by our core values.
    As an organisation we will relate to all our clients, audience, participants, staff, stakeholders and members of the public with:

    * Integrity
    * Openness
    * Honesty

    Our arts programme will be delivered through:

    * Participation
    * Learning
    * Collaboration
    * Respect for prior knowledge

    The outcomes of our arts programme will be identified by

    * Excellence
    * Creativity
    * Fun

  • Aims

    Wren Music aims to:

    • Profile development: To increase awareness of Wren and its work and enhance its national profile.
    • Increasing participation: To increase the number and range of opportunities for people to make music, inspiring them to develop their creativity and to celebrate identity and diversity.
    • Partnership working: To be the first choice partner for folk music and folk education nationally, and the first choice partner for community and participatory music in the South West.
    • Capacity development and leadership succession: To create a sustainable business model for Wren to reach our creative and commercial potential.
  • Overview

    Established: April 1983

    Registered Charity Number: 1128790

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 16

    Phone number: 01837 53754

    Address: 1 St James Street Okehampton Devon EX20 1EH

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