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.
In September 2019 and again in January 2020, Making Music brought together individuals from across the music sector to focus on adult music learning.
What does music education for everyone look like? And what can Making Music and its members do to make it happen?
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.
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. Browse our campaigns below, or catch up on our latest lobbying news.