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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

To look after the welfare of our team and wider society, Youth Music has taken the decision that our staff will work from home from Monday 16 March onwards. All meetings will be scheduled remotely or postponed. Our office will be closed until further notice, with phonelines redirected to staff mobiles. Apart from that, our business will continue as usual.

This page will be kept up-to-date with the latest information, and we will share any changes on our social media. Follow our Twitter @youthmusicnet and @youthmusic for all the latest news updates.

Give a Gig Week

At present, all planned Give a Gig Week events are scheduled to go ahead. However, we understand that this is a difficult time for many in the music industry, and the situation for artists and venues may change.

If you’re organising a Give a Gig event and you need to cancel, please contact Hannah Crompton.

Our Full Statement
Youth Music are looking for an independent researcher or research team to review, build on and contextualize the findings of a survey which explored the barriers disabled people face when accessing music-making opportunities. It is essential that this project directly involves people with lived experience of disability or neurodiversity, and that the application demonstrates how this will be embedded in the work.  There's a budget in the region of £4,000 and the deadline is 12pm, Monday 16th March.
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Full Research Brief
Sound and Music recently launched its Fair Access Principles, calling for wide ranging changes in the recruitment, selection and support of composers across the UK. They are designed to act as a code of best practice for running successful, open and inclusive artist development programmes, competitions and awards for composers. In this case composers mean "anyone creating their own music, in any style or genre".
Anyone is invited to sign up to the principles and join Sound and Music in creating a more inclusive and equal sector. Too many composers are prevented from benefiting from opportunities for the wrong reasons: because of their background, demographic, economic circumstances and access needs. This means that talent is not recognised and supported, and an insufficient range of composers will be creating new music in the future. This aligns very much with Youth Music's ethos. 

Read the full Fair Access Principles here
Youth Music Network Posts
Image: Courtesy of Ark-T
Last week we wrote a blog post to coincide with International Women's Day, highlighting some great projects. We also explain why we've added pronouns to our email signatures.  

Our Programme Director Carol Reid had an article published in Arts Professional and listed five ways our music education must change. It's time to turn up the volume on the needs and interests of young people!

Brighton and Hove Music and Arts posted an insightful blog by their Music Leadership intern Faye Polden. 

See all blog posts here
Image: Percussion at Globe Primary School 
Early Years Programmes Assistant, West Midlands. Deadline Thursday 19th March 2020

MUSINC Workforce Development Coordination Support, North East. Deadline Friday 20th March

Self Employed Instrumental and Vocal Teachers (Casual/Contracted Work). North West. Deadline Monday 23rd March

Education Manager (Tuition), South East. Deadline Tuesday 14th April 2020

Early Years Music Co-ordinator, London. Deadline Sunday 10th May 2020

See all jobs here
Help for you to reach all children and young people
Image: Business case for inclusion 

Inclusion: the business case for music services and music education hubs

Six reasons why there’s a business case for inclusion: from MusicNet East, one of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England (AMIE) founder organisations 

What do I need to know about inclusion?
An introduction, as part of our AMIE musical inclusion resource hub

Training on all aspects of inclusion, across the country

From our AMIE founders


Events & Opportunities
Image: 2 Funky Arts - The Grime Sessions

SoundWaves Network will be holding a practical EYFS music session with presentations, called Sharing out SoundWaves Network Journey.  Monday 16th March 2020. Bristol.

Artswork Ltd will be hosting a workshop on Safeguarding Adults at Risk in the Arts and Cultural SectorTuesday 17th March 2020. Peterborough. They're also hosting lots of other events, do have a look on the network. 

Music Leader Training opportunities from Quench Arts CIC and Musical Connections on working with vulnerable adults in group situations (Tuesday 17th March) and working with adults with varying physical disabilities/sensory impairments (Tuesday 24th March). Birmingham. 

See all events and opportunities here
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