As a small charity we rely upon donations from generous individuals, trusts and companies to support our work with children and young people across London.
At Sound Connections it is our mission to make sure every child and young person in London has access to high quality, relevant music opportunities regardless of background or circumstance. We know that there’s a long way to go to achieving this, which is why it’s as important as ever that new projects, methods and approaches are trialled and tested to meet the huge range of needs, gaps and challenges in the Capital.
We set up the Innovate fund to enable creation, invention and, as the name suggests, innovation! The aim is that practitioners and organisations find new ways of working that challenge and stretch themselves and the music education sector more widely, and find new means to work effectively in some of the most challenging or least reached contexts. Innovate projects target our three areas of focus: Early Years; Challenging Circumstances; Youth Voice.
After a tough and rigorous selection process we’re delighted to announce the 2016-17 Innovate projects:
Call & Response – Digi.Art. A youth-led sound art, computing and electronic music collective. Based in Lewisham
Groundswell Arts – Dancing Together. Exploring connections between music and movement in Early Years. Based in Haringey.
Musiko Musika – World Music Academy: Inspire. Piloting a new training and creative development course for young leaders in world and community music. Working with young people from Hammersmith and Fulham.
Watch this space for case studies and practice sharing from the previous Innovate cohort, whose projects draw to a close this month.
If you’d like to apply for funding, we’ll be advertising Innovate again towards the end of 2016.
Music Excellence London: Webinar - 'A practical guide to composing and arranging music for the KS3 classroom and school ensemble'
Thursday 27 April 2017
4.30pm - 5.30pm
Music Excellence London: TeachMeet - 'Building a department from the bottom-up: a musical vision'
Thursday 4 May 2017
5.00pm - 7.00pm
Samba Drumming and Body Percussion
Wednesday 24 May 2017
2.00pm - 5.00pm
What’s That Noise? - Encouraging child-initiated musicality with John Webb
Wednesday 21 June 2017
9.15am - 3.30pm
- Did you see the @SConnections newsletter this week? Exciting #Innovate2017 + workshop announcements. Read it here: https://t.co/JqrOJ77mAm,
- Experience hands on child-initiated music making with John Webb @KintorewayNS on 21 June #LEYMN #earlyyears… https://t.co/z1dLeVpoIZ,
- Next @MusicExLondon TeachMeet, May 4 'Building a dept from the bottom up: A musical vision' thanks @listermusicdept… https://t.co/66RHCEPzrn,
- Uniqueness of three orgs coming together on one project. @Seriouslive @lsostlukes Discovery and @hackneymusic Shari… https://t.co/Vo3riyQGEC,
- Chris Mackin from Ickburgh School - working w @hmdtmusic @lsostlukes @hackneymusic - just finished project for… https://t.co/amvFPJi8e5,
- "Take the risk to put young people in driving seat - they will always surprise you & create brilliant projects" #YouthVoice @hackneymusic,
- Great #YouthVoice presentation from Kenia, Takiyah, Caitlin @hackneymusic #YouthMusicForum. Young people must have… https://t.co/Qwc4oUbV0r,
- "Collaboration is vital defence to reduction of our provision as music educators. Think about schools,… https://t.co/s71tsbVMum,
- Great to be at this @hackneymusic event this evening. A brilliant network doing fantastic partnership work with sch… https://t.co/oGEqGvW3Eb,
- MT @sfhannan Gr8 to hear from a music coord @hackneymusic event that theirHT sees music key to curriculum & focus not just on maths/literacy,