Engaging professional artists

Member meetup (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Come along to this informal event and meet other music makers from your local area.

  • Find out what other groups in your area are working on or planning
  • Meet new people who you might work with in the future 
  • Bring along any burning questions about running a group that you can ask others
  • Share your expertise with others
  • Find out about local issues and how others are tackling them – from availability of venues and sheet music to dealing with rising costs and red tape

 

Who should attend this event?

Location

St Mary's Heritage Centre
Oakwellgate Gateshead
NE8 2AU Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Making Music Council (Peterborough)

The Making Music Council gives you a chance to have your say on Making Music’s direction of travel. We want to hear your views and ideas about Making Music in general, and provide an opportunity for you to represent the needs of your music group, helping us to ensure we are delivering the right services and opportunities for you. 

Who should attend this event?

Location

Peterborough Cathedral
Minster Precincts
PE1 1XS Peterborough
United Kingdom

Making Music Council (Glasgow)

The Making Music Council gives you a chance to have your say on Making Music’s direction of travel. We want to hear your views and ideas about Making Music in general, and provide an opportunity for you to represent the needs of your music group, helping us to ensure we are delivering the right services and opportunities for you. 

Who should attend this event?

Location

Renfield Centre
260 Bath Street
G2 4JP Glasgow
United Kingdom

Selected Artists Guide

The Selected Artists Guide is created by the Making Music Selected Artists Panel, and lists a selection of outstanding musicians available to Making Music members to book.

Making Music Council (Swansea)

The Making Music Council gives you a chance to have your say on Making Music’s direction of travel. We want to hear your views and ideas about Making Music in general, and provide an opportunity for you to represent the needs of your music group, helping us to ensure we are delivering the right services and opportunities for you. 

Who should attend this event?

Location

Village Hotel
Langdon Road
SA1 8QY Swansea
United Kingdom

Growing your membership & Making Music Council (Belfast)

This event is in two parts:

  • 10.30am-12.45pm: session on growing your membership - giving you resources, tips and advice on how to reach, recruit and keep new members for your group
  • 1.15pm-3.30pm: Making Music Council meeting - giving you the chance to tell us how we're doing and which of your challenges you would most like us to help with, and a chance to have your say on our direction of travel and future plans 

Members are invited to attend both parts, with lunch provided in between.

Who should attend this event?

Location

The ARC (Arts Resource Centre)
Community Arts Partnership 7 Donegall Street Place, Donegall Street
BT1 2FN Belfast
United Kingdom

Making Music Council (Leeds)

The Making Music Council gives you a chance to have your say on Making Music’s direction of travel. We want to hear your views and ideas about Making Music in general, and provide an opportunity for you to represent the needs of your music group, helping us to ensure we are delivering the right services and opportunities for you. 

Who should attend this event?

Location

St George's Centre
60 Great George Street
LS1 3DL Leeds
United Kingdom

The committee members' toolkit

The prospect of joining a music group committee for the first time can be daunting, so we've put together some resources to help you feel more confident about your role. Or even if you're well settled on a committee, it's always helpful to have guidance to refer to along the way. 

You'll need to have your website login handy to view most of these resources so if you don't have one, please get in touch with us.

Template contract for working with a Music Director

This model contract has been developed to provide a starting point for negotiations when engaging a Music Director.

Highnotes - summer 2017

In the summer issue of Highnotes we explore the pros and cons of music strreaming for members, take a look at new Musicians' Union guidance on paying professionals and chat to Battle of the Somme composer Laura Rossi.

To download a PDF copy, click the Highnotes image below and select 'download PDF' in the bottom right-hand corner.