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Rising Futures: Participation Now! What’s Next?
Delivered in close partnership with Roundhouse, our Rising Futures: Participation Now! symposium was a groundbreaking day exploring ways that young people can be empowered in their own music-making.
We brought young leaders and adults from music organisations across London together for key discussions around participation. Participation doesn’t just mean ‘taking part’ – it’s about empowering young people to take a lead in shaping their own musical futures. We discussed ways that young people are already being put at the heart of their own music making, and ways that we can do even more in the future, collectively and as individuals.
At the event some adults working in the music sector pledged to:
- “contact local venues and discuss the possibility of opening unused spaces up to young musicians.”
- “explore ways to put young people more at the heart of our organisations’ decision making process.”
- “trust our young people to shape the spaces in which they make music and take more ownership over the activities they do.”
Some of the young leaders pledged to:
- “be a voice for the young people in my organisation so that our needs are heard.”
- “find out how I can be more actively engaged in the programmes offered at my organisation.”
- “be a role model and mentor, and to help shape another young persons’ creative journey.”
This is just the beginning!
Watch this space for even more updates, including tools and resources to help you explore your own youth voice practices.
We want as many young people as possible in London to join the campaign and make a pledge: www.wired4music.co.uk/manifesto.
If you are an adult or organisation working with young people, click here to discover ways to engage with the manifesto.
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,