participation

Celebrate culture at the heart of every community by hosting a Fun Palace!

On the first weekend of October every year, thousands of people in hundreds of locations across the UK create a local Fun Palace.

Survey Results: Young People and Participation in Amateur Music Groups

Research published today by Making Music sheds new light on the obstacles amateur music groups face when attracting younger members.

Running a ‘Come and Sing/Play’ event

‘Come and Sing/Play’ events are a simple but brilliant idea: you open up your group for a day, for anyone to come along and sing or play an instrument. This tool kit will help you decide what sort of event you want to run and give you practical advice on how to plan and run an event.

Opportunities to take part

There are lots of national projects, days, weeks, months and initiatives for amateur music groups to get involved in: from National Music Day to Volunteers Week these provide great opportunities to perform and learn, as well as to win awards and recognition for your group's hard work and skills.