Issues have increasingly arisen in recent years for leisure-time music groups over the interpretation of the Children and Young Person’s Act 1963, after the introduction of the new Children (Performances and Activities) (England) Regulations 2014 (equivalent regulations in Scotland (2014) and Wales (2015)). These led to guidance by the NNCEE (National Network for Children in Employment and Entertainment) in 2016.
What does music education for everyone look like? And what can Making Music and its members do to make it happen?
To help us answer these questions, in May 2018 we asked members for their views. This report is a result of that consultation.
The Bacc for the Future campaign is back again following the Department for Education’s announcement of plans to introduce a compulsory list of subjects at GCSE level.
There are a number of reasons why you may want or need to make the case for your musical activity: because it is threatened (for example, by proposed changes to your music library); because you want to lobby your local authority to create, re-instate or keep a facility or service (e.g. a community venue); or because you need to prove to a potential sponsor or funder why music is worth supporting.
We have therefore put together some useful materials to help you make the case for leisure-time music.
The National Campaign for the Arts (NCA) is leading this campaign to increase local authority investment in arts and culture.
The campaign brings together new research, analysis and a website where residents in England can find out how much local authorities planned to invest in culture in their area.
We don’t just love music: we think it is vitally important too. As the representative for amateur and community music at a local, national and UK-wide level, we work hard to respond to any threats to music making and to support and encourage measures to help more people experience the joys of singing, playing and experiencing music.
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