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Strategies for Change

Thursday 10 November 2022

10:00am - 12:00pm

Online via Zoom

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Course leaders: Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan and Remi Fox-Novák, curated by Brenda Rattray

This online session will explore what it is to be change maker, whether you work as part of an organisation, education setting or as an independent creative practitioner in music or any other creative field. It will be a chance to listen, share and discuss strategies for change.

In this session we’ll be thinking more specifically about power and who holds it, whether we can simply say “we don’t make the decisions” and avoid change-making, or whether we all have a responsibility to change?

  • What could your world look like ten years from now?
  • What are the barriers that may prevent people from entering your profession, as musicians, creative artists, teachers, administrators, producers, managers etc?
  • What could we do to make learning and education inclusive and accessible to and for everyone?
  • Look around you… if everyone in your world looks like you, is that something that you need to begin to question?

About the session:

Led by Suhaiymah, with provocations from Remi and in conversation with each other, attendees will get the opportunity to identify problems and barriers that exist within their own organisations/settings/sector and to explore how to find deep and lasting solutions to specific challenges as a group and / or in break out spaces.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear stories directly from creative practitioners who have instigated change to improve inclusion, access and power sharing – what they did, what worked, what didn’t work, what challenges they faced – we hope that in attending this session you will continue to be inspired along your journey as a changemaker.

Who is this session for?

  •        Community music and arts organisation staff
  •        Music Education Hub tutors, staff and leaders
  •        Workshop leaders/animateurs/creative practitioners
  •        Creative artists
  •        School based teachers and leaders
  •        Tutors and music educators
  •        Early years music practitioners

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£25 – Individuals/freelancers; £35 – Organisations with a turnover of less than £100k; £45 – Organisations with a turnover of more than £100k*

We actively encourage teams from organisations to attend our training courses, to facilitate ongoing discussion and change in your workplace. Group discounts are available for organisations sending groups of 3 or more colleagues. Please contact emily@sound-connections.org.uk for information.

*We have a limited number of bursary places available on our training programme for individuals who are unable to pay. Please email emily@sound-connections.org.uk to discuss the options.

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