We are delighted to be able to partially reopen Colwell Arts Centre from the 26th April 2021 on a strict appointment-only basis. To collect, return or exchange an instrument, please contact us at glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk to make an appointment.


If you are a self employed teacher or school looking for support with regards to planning for the forthcoming academic year then please click here.

COVID-19 Instrument Hire Help

We understand at these difficult times that some families will be finding payment of these invoices challenging, especially where you might have significantly reduced incomes. We do not want to let money be a barrier to your child continuing to learn on the instrument they have chosen and we have made funding available to support this. Please click here to complete the COVID-19 Instrument Hire Help form and email to mark.medland@gloucestershire.gov.uk

The BRITs Apprentice Scheme


Kick-start your career in the music industry through the BRITs Apprentice Scheme


DiVA has partnered with the BRITs and the BPI to deliver the BRITs Apprentice Scheme, which will give ten people from England and Wales a unique, high quality, paid opportunity to work at a top independent record label or music company, learn about the recorded music industry, receive practical ‘hands-on’ experience, develop relevant skills and make key contacts.

The scheme was devised by UK record labels association the BPI, which owns and runs the BRIT Awards and which also developed its charitable arm, The BRIT Trust.

The scheme is open to individuals aged 18 and over.  Successful applicants will be matched with independent record labels and music companies who are members of the BPI.  They will receive specialist training in either business administration or digital marketing.
The BRITs Apprentice Scheme will start in January 2018 and last 14 months up to the end of February 2019, and it is hoped will then lead to further employment opportunities in the industry.  The successful candidates will also have an opportunity to experience working at The BRIT Awards.
The deadline for applications is 17th November 2017.  

The BRITs Apprenticeship Scheme application page has further details on how to apply

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