Funded by

#DigitalTenderness is a programme of activity launched by Tees Music Alliance to meet some of the pastoral needs of local people.

#DigitalTenderness also aims to increase levels of well-being amongst our creative community – artists, promoters, stage crews and the people who support our events.

It originally ran at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic presenting online activities or those which were possible with strict social distancing. However, the effects of the pandemic are still being felt – and are now being added to by the UK’s cost of living crisis, discouraging people from coming out to socialise once again; adding to feelings of isolation and poor well being.

A second edition of our project ran between summer 2022 and spring 2023 – but with a programme of face to face activity running alongside an online programme.

With #DigitalTenderness, we hope to help address some of the issues affecting our community in our own small way, with a range of accessible activities to entertain and inform people… see our programme below.

This aspect of our work was kindly funded under the Social Enterprise Support Fund by National Lottery Community Fund and The Key Fund – made possible by the generosity of National Lottery players.


Our popular care packages returned for 2022 and were handed out at selected events – including our Xmas family day. Packed with a range of goodies to spread a little bit of cheer.

A wonderfully uplifting series of events that lifted spirits during the cold early months of 2023.

Sessions were run on a ‘pay what you decide’ to allow for as many people to attend as possible.

More details HERE.

…our weekly activity sessions continued through the early part of spring with our Sat ‘Art’ Day events.

Our Musician’s Atlas was updated as part of #DigitalTenderness in 2023 and is now available. Copies can be obtained by booking an advice session with one of our music industry advisors – by emailing hello@teesmusicalliance.org.uk or download a digital version HERE.

Our special #DigitalTenderness #Festive edition of No Borders ‘zine was released in the run up to Xmas 2022 and featured work from local contributors.