"Raw Material has helped me shape my future in music and given me the chance to help others shape theirs."
Sacha Denton, Volunteer
"Raw Material has been one of the leading factors that make me the artist I am today, creating amazing opportunities is not a new thing for them, so far I been to New Orleans to perform and his the stage at Brixton Splash as well as many other stages across London as part of the Raw Collective/Family."
Terrell Gayle (aka Paradox)
"Raw Material has helped me as an individual so much. My confidence has improved, I'm gaining more confidence to perform in front of an audience, and have done a few events with Raw Material this year. I have recently started to record some songs too! The staff have helped me develop my sound and how to write and structure songs."
Faith, Artist Development participant
"The help that Raw Material have offered has been amazing. Through attending the 'Big Local Production House' workshop at Raw Material earlier this year (2016), I gained basic production, radio and graphic designing knowledge. [...] I am now currently studying a degree in 'Creative Musicianship' at ICMP-Kilburn. I plan to perform many more events and venues and I will also be back in the studio to create many more projects."
Shallise Chaney, Artist Development participant
"In a political environment which too often overlooks the fundamental importance of the arts, its organisation like yours (Raw Material) really do give me grounds for optimism in demonstrating the transformational power of music and creativity."
David Warburton, MP, Arts and Culture Fellowship initiative delivered by ACE in partnership with the Industry and Parliament
"I was touched and proud to be asked to be patron for an organisation for which I have the highest regard. It is a delight to find people to work alongside who believe in the possibilities of those with lived experience, the power of creativity and our collective humanity."
David O'Flynn, Senior psychiatrist South London and Maudsley Hospital and Chair of the Adamson Collective, Patron of Raw Material
"The ways of working employed by you and your team, witnessed during the Invisible project, were fundamentally holistically based on empowering and enabling young people to learn and improve on the skills needed to write, and to perform with love, pride and empathy for others. Given the challenging nature of some of the young people the Fringe works with, this was a refreshing change from the projects outputs that use less ambitious methodologies in a learning environment."
Diane Dever, Directore Folkestone Fringe
"Quality Principles have been well embedded within Raw Material's work. It continues to deliver good range of high quality work for a full range of young people in the local area. This is particularly evident in its iDream course and Big Local Production House programme, offering 16+ a chance to produce their own music."
Annual Feedback, Arts Council England