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Give a Gig Week is Back!

Clean Bandit by Harvey Aspell

Get ready for one of the most exciting events on the music industry calendar! Give a Gig 2020 kicks off from 27 March - 5 April, and it’s easy for you to get involved.  All you have to do is register your gig on our website, fill out the venue with guests and raise money for Youth Music – simple!

Since Give a Gig Week began in 2017, more than 300 fundraising gigs have taken place featuring incredible performers of all genres, including Craig David, Clean Bandit, AURORA, Newton Faulkner, Bicep, The Wombats and Madison Beer.

Youth Music will help promote your gig to a wider audience. So whether you’re a small indie band, a large choir, a solo rapper or a jazz collective, join us to celebrate music and support young musicians.

If you are one of our grantholders and interested in holding a gig, please get in touch with your grants & learning officer to find out more about how we can support you.
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As part of BBC Teach’s Bring the Noise campaign (which has a raft of free music-making resources, songs and tools for teachers, parents and children) Groundswell Arts' Co-Director Angeline Conaghan shares how to create your own lullaby.
BBC Ten Pieces is helping teachers supporting disabled children to get creative with classical music! Explore their inclusive films, lesson plans, resources and more.
Blog Highlights
Image: Offshoots East Midlands C.I.C

Drumworks are offering FREE training placements for up to 5 musicians during the spring and summer terms of 2020.

Are you an experienced Disabled musician? Drake Music Artists in Residence 2019 Applications are now open!

Awards for Young Musicians are asking colleagues across music education about your current training needs and the resources you have available to meet them.

Following up on their music residency, Concept interview with one of their creative participants, Tian Mhende.

Participation Manager Lottie Brook discusses how and why NCEM have developed their musical inclusion strategy.

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Jobs
Image: Midlands Arts Centre

Our team is growing! Youth Music are recruiting for 2 Grants & Learning Officers, a Programme Coordinator, and a Research and Evaluation Officer. Closing Monday 6 January 2020, 10AM. London

We're also looking for an independent researcher or research team to review, build on and contextualise the findings of a survey exploring the barriers disabled people face when accessing music-making opportunities. We are specifically welcoming of applications from people with lived experience of disability.


See all jobs here
Help for you to reach all children and young people
Image: Stratford NewYVC  by Harvey Aspell

Do you want to make sure all young people can take part in and benefit from music? Want to grow your reach and address the barriers that many young people face?

Our new AMIE (Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England) Inclusion resource hub can help and includes sections on:
  • What do I need to know about inclusion?
  • How do I know how I’m doing?
  • How do I measure quality?
  • What CPD/training is there?
There are topic-specific resources and an interactive map to help you find Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England founders. 

The Alliance is here to help you to embed inclusion in your work. We do this through advocacy, CPD, resources, and strategic alliances. Find out more.
Events & Opportunities
Image: Brighton & Hove, SoundCity by Jamarl Billy

Sound Connections will be hosting a workshop on Using and working with musical instruments in early years classes and settings on Thursday 9 January 2020, London.

Sage Gateshead will be presenting MC2: a mini conference on Musical Inclusion and Mental Health on Friday 31 January 2020, Gateshead.



 
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