The Challenge We Face
Lewisham has been classified as one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK.
27% of children under 19 live in households with no adult in employment.
On average 33% of Montage attendees each year are from low-income families. Currently 55% of participants are black or minority-ethnic in a borough where 35% of the population is BAME.
As arts provision in schools is slashed, our goal is to give all children and families across Lewisham, regardless of social or financial background, access to affordable/free classes in drama, dance and singing. We provide a safe space where children can explore their creativity, build confidence and make new friends while acquiring lifelong skills that will enhance whatever career paths they choose.