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Youth Music Updates
Black Lives Matter
Last week Youth Music put out a statement in relation to the recent police brutality in the USA. We also compiled a list of important information to read relating to racism and white privilege which is on the Youth Music Network. We would encourage this to be read and shared.

Our Youth Engagement Officer Domenica wrote a personal letter to our Next Gen readers, our e-newsletter for young creatives interested in a career in the music industry. We felt it was important to share her thoughts more widely. Read her letter here.

Opinions pieces from our CEO Matt Griffiths were published in Arts Professional and Music Ed UK. These highlight that it is crucial that the drive for inclusivity and diversity begins at school. It should also be prioritised now within the music industry. We recommend watching this webinar Decolonising the Music Curriculum. 

We are committed to keeping inclusion at the very top of our agenda and will continue to campaign for change alongside young people. Inclusion shouldn't be a token gesture of one-off project - it should be embedded in all our practices. We welcome feedback so that we can do more and do better. 
Our Black Lives Matter Resources Page

Youth Music Network User Survey - We want your thoughts now!

Whether you're a regular user of the site or have only been on it a handful of times, we would love to hear your thoughts! This will help us in improving everything about the Youth Music Network. 

Everyone who completes this survey will be entered into a draw to win a £50 Uber Eats gift voucher! We'll announce the winner on Fri 26 June. Link will take you to the Survey Monkey website.

The Youth Music Network is an online community and resources platform for people who work in and around music education projects in the UK.

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Youth Music Awards Update

We're extending the deadline indefinitely for applications to the Youth Music Awards in association with Hal Leonard Europe - so keep the nominations coming in!


Youth Music Partnership with

Looking for some new music gear?

We have partnered with for the another #Buytogive campaign. 

During June, 1% of sales made on of selected instruments and accessories will be donated to Youth Music!

The current coronavirus crisis has hit grassroots music organisations like those funded by Youth Music particularly hard. With your help, Youth Music can provide even more support for vital projects that invest in young people, helping to develop the next generation of music makers.

For more info, follow the link:

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Need This, Have That
We are doing a regular Need This, Have That Feature, for people who have equipment to loan or are seeking something from others. We encourage you to post on the Youth Music Network initially, and then we will share information here. Currently we still have offers of guitars (located in Hertfordshire) and Music Fusion (Havant) seeking equipment for a 'studio in a box.'
As previously mentioned, you'll need to make sure any lending is done in the safest way possible, that everything is thoroughly cleaned and left for 72 hours before use and that you have clear arrangements in place with your swap partner.
Youth Music Network Posts
June is Pride Month, a great time to continue embedding LGBTQ+ and gender inclusivity into your work. We've written a blog post on using pronouns as well as considerations in collecting transgender-inclusive gender data in surveys.
Cymaz Music Music Practitioner Giles Woolley has produced some excellent resources for the online delivery of Music Mentoring during lockdown

Music Mentoring for Mental Health and Well-being - The need for increased support post Covid-19 by Jane Staffieri.

How digital resources can put the learner in charge of their own learning journey by Matt Brombley.

How lockdown has posed challenges, revealed gaps and presented opportunities for our youth work team by Annie Sheen.

See all blog posts here 
Jobs & Opportunities
Music Education Hubs East Midlands Project Leader (SEND). East Midlands. Deadline Wed 17 June. 

External Director. Printed Music Licensing Limited. Deadline Thurs 2 July. 

The Youth Music Opportunities Board is the place for young people developing careers in the music industries to develop skills and gain experience.
AMIE Updates & Resources
MusicNet East have written about the journey to an inclusive hub and how they used EDI planning to create their 10-year vision. 

We have added some new resources to the AMIE page on social and emotional difficulties and mental health, from Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) and MusicNet East.

Sound Connections have an online event called Building Your Resilience and Keeping Well Through Music on Fri 3 July. Register here (and explore the other events).

NYMAZ are hosting SEND Gathering online CPD via Made with Music on Wed 24 June, 5-6pm. This session will focus on creating a range of interactive songs and activities for music making in a SEND setting. Tickets can be purchased here.

AMIE is the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England. 
Events & CPD
Sound Connections Zoom in to Youth Voice. Explore how Youth Voice can help you to navigate the crisis and improve your offer to young people. Thurs 25 June. 

Lullaby: Sonic Cradle Live Music Broadcast. Explore night time sounds and lullabies from around the globe with NYMAZ, with the Indian vocals of Supriya Nagarajan and world sounds of Duncan Chapman. More information can be found here. There are four broadcasts.

See all events and opportunities here
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