Our lobby diary
Published on: 09/06/2011
Making Music is family friendly
Making Music’s Manager in the West, Stuart Isaac, represented the voluntary music sector at the launch of Family Arts Conference and reported back on how members can get involved.
Community Right to Bid
Communities now have the right to ask their local authorities to list certain assets as being of value to the community and earn the chance to bid on the listed asset should it come up for sale.
A case for arts funding
Making Music Chief Executive argues for why we need to continue supporting the arts in this increasingly challenging economic climate.
Qualified Music Educator
Making Music Chief Executive reports on a meeting he’d recently attended to discuss a proposal for a new qualification to allow people to display their credentials at music education settings.
Music education hubs
Making Music Chief Executive reports on the approach we are taking to engage with music education hubs in England.
Music hire seminar
Making Music met with the Music Publishers Association to discuss hire conditions and charges for sheet music.
Staying in tune with professional orchestras
Making Music Head of Programmes and Development Evan Dawson shares some highlights from the Specialist Managers Meeting hosted by the Association of British Orchestras (ABO) on 24 May in London.
Wakefield music collection is saved!
Making Music has successfully campaigned to save the Wakefield music collection, one of the most important national collections in the UK, used by thousands of voluntary music groups.
A quartet of lobbying updates
Making Music Chief Executive Robin Osterley reports on the outcome of the Gift Aid and save Wakefield music library campaigns and provides an update on the new licensing regime and the National Plan for Music Education.
Music education consultation at DCMS
Making Music Head of Projects and Development Evan Dawson attended a DCMS consultation in place of Making Music Chief Executive to discuss proposals for a new Music Plan for music education in England.
ACEVO and Making Music
Our Chief Executive Robin Osterley has been invited to join the ACEVO Board as a co-opted member.
Our Chief Executive gives an update on Making Music's negotiations with HMRC on the new Gift Aid regime.
Meeting with Ed Vaizey, Culture Minister
Our Chief Executive meets with Culture Minister Ed Vaizey MP and a smaller group the ACEVO Special Interest Group on Culture and Heritage to discuss the Big Society agenda.