campaigns and advocacy

A Culture Strategy for Scotland - Conversation summary

Since June 2017, the Scottish Government have been speaking to artists, cultural organisations and communities across the country

Developing a Culture Strategy for Scotland

In June 2017, the Scottish Government began writing a Culture Strategy for Scotland, which is due to be completed in 2018, and wi

Update on the National Musicians' Church

St Sepulchre’s, a church in the City of London, was in the headlines this summer.

Where is the music?

Professional music organisations seem more likely to network amongst themselves and to talk to a similar musical ensemble, music

Election time! What could the party manifestos mean for leisure-time music groups?

You’ve probably had your fill of campaigning already, but let me enthuse – or alarm – you by briefly looking at the parties’ mani

Survey: The value of musical groups to their communities

When we (and other music advocacy organisations) are making the case for amateur music groups to those in power, being able to de

Music libraries campaigns update and Yorkshire Music Library news

Local authorities are implementing cuts of unprecendented scale for the financial years 2016/7 and music libraries continue to be targets. Find out how we're fighting back.

Support the Parliamentary petition on the EBacc

An official Parliamentary petition asking the Department for Education (DfE) to include expressive arts in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) has been signed by over 70,000 people.

Help save creativity in schools - join the campaign today!

A government consultation open at the moment looks at making the Ebacc – which does not include arts subjects – compulsory for schools. Here’s what you can do to help protect arts subjects.