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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.

A key part of Anthem’s work is to lobby for and lead research into the impact of music for young people in Wales. We will do this in partnership with young people and with other sector organisations. In 2020, we started this work by commissioning a mapping report and youth consultation.

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