Apply to the 696 Tracks Programme

14-25 and passionate about making music? Apply to be part of 696 Tracks to develop your skills with our group of experts.

What is 696 Tracks?

696 Tracks is a week-long music and Bronze Arts Award programme taking place at the Horniman Museum and Gardens.

You will work with professional musicians and production tutors to develop your sound and improve your music production skills.

We will take inspiration from the Horniman’s 696 programme, Dance Can’t Nice exhibition and music gallery as well as hearing from artists on the 696 Resident Artist programme.

Later in the week we will be joined by professionals from Warp Publishing who we will talk about the world of music publishing. We will learn how to get the best out of online platforms like Spotify, Bandcamp and Soundcloud so you can start publishing your own music yourself.

During the course you will:

  • Develop your technical music production skills
  • Create your own loops and recordings
  • Work on your own tracks
  • Earn a Bronze Arts Award qualification
  • Learn how to publish your music online
  • Have fun and gain confidence

Join us at 6pm on Wednesday 11 August for an online taster session to get more information and ask us any questions you have, sign up here

Key dates

696 Tracks will run daily 23-27 August 2021, between 10.30am – 3.30pm.

Wednesday 11 August          Online taster session and Q & A

Monday 16 August                 10am deadline for applications

Monday 23 August                Course begins

Friday 27 August                    Course ends

Participation is free, with refreshments and travel included.

Who can apply?

Applications will be prioritised for those making music in line with the 696 programme which celebrates Black British music- from Drill to Afro-Futurist Hip-Hop, R&B to Afrobeats and Jazz to Soul.

Application is open to all people aged 14 – 25. We welcome applications from those with all levels of experience so if you are interested in participating, but not confident in your skills, this is a chance to gain experience in a supportive and fun environment. If you have already made music we’d love to hear it, but if you haven’t that is fine too.

Contact Rudi via if you need help with your application, or if you have any issues with the forms.

How to apply

Apply below answering the following questions:

  1. Tell us about your interest in music making or music production
  2. If you have made music previously then please share a link to your own music
  3. Let us know 2 of your favourite artists/musicians/producers and describe why you like them…

696 Tracks Application Form

696 Tracks Application Form with Upload Option *

*Use the second option if you want the option of uploading your answers as video or voice note, you will need to log in to your email.

Applications close at 10am on 16 August, and 70% of places will be prioritised for those who are not in education, training or employment.