Anthem was established as an independent charity in 2018 to support the Welsh Government’s long-term ambition to deliver a National Music Endowment for Wales. The steps for its establishment were overseen by the Arts Council of Wales. It was set up with an initial Welsh Government grant of £1million to provide seed funding and set up costs and objectives to:
• Make musical opportunities more accessible to all young people aged 3-25
• Develop musical opportunity in all genres and in all communities
• Identify and nurture talent and ability
• Support career pathways in music and the music industry
These objectives dovetail with the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act, supporting objectives that are based upon the notions of sustaining a vibrant culture, an equal, healthier, more resilient and prosperous Wales.