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Fund A Open Now
Fund A Round is now open for applications. Grants of £2,000 to £30,000 are available to projects designed to support music-making and music related activities for children and young people facing barriers. Have a look at the guidance and eligibility criteria and if you have any questions get in touch with grants@youthmusic.org.uk
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Improving diversity and inclusion in music education hubs: “It’s persistence, it’s being open and honest.”

Our Research and Evaluation Officer Remi spoke to Sharon Jagdev Powell, Deputy Head of Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub, to find out about diversity and inclusion practice within the service. A really great read, with some additional resources at the end. 
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Youth Music Recruitment Opportunities
  • Grants & Learning Officer. We're seeking a highly motivated individual with grassroots experience to join us and manage a diverse grants portfolio. Full or part time. Deadline: Friday 2 April midnight. 
  • Co-Researcher. We're also looking for a team of co-researchers to help with the analysis stages of a research project investigating the impact of song and lyric writing on young musicians' self-expression and mental wellbeing. Freelance. Deadline: Tuesday 6 April 10am. 
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"You Don't Have to 'Be Down with the Kids'" - Music & Exclusion, Peer Sharing

This issue's top blog is from MAC Makes Music, who recently held an online sharing session for Music Leaders/Teachers working with those excluded from school or at risk of exclusion. 

Read more about some of the thoughts and themes from the session - some really insightful reflections and advice. 
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Jobs and Opportunities

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Full job listings and event listings can be viewed on the YMN. For any opportunities specifically targeted towards young people, please post them on the Youth Music Opportunities page. We encourage sharing round our bi-weekly Next Gen newsletter sign up for the latest opportunities.

Make Music Day 2021

21 June is Make Music Day - the UK's largest single-day music event and the world’s biggest celebration of music. You may want to get involved in this year's live and live-streamed festival at http://makemusicday.co.uk 

If you're planning a digital event or real-world event (COVID-19 dependent) for Monday 21 June, let Youth Music know and list it on the Make Music Day UK website

Access free marketing resources, video tutorials and toolkits here.
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AMIE Updates & Resources
AMIE is the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England. 
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