Growing your group and audiences

Access and inclusion: Planning and running accessible and inclusive activities

This resource is about planning and running events that are accessible and inclusive. ‘Events’ in this resource means any activity where people come together that a Making Music member group might run including: 

  • A rehearsal 
  • A performance 
  • A meeting 
  • A workshop 
  • A social event 
  • An online event 

In this resource we will be considering the general set-up of any event. 

Access and inclusion: Links to specialist resources

When you are developing accessible and inclusive activity and practice, it’s important to connect with the knowledge and experience of people with direct experience of barriers.

This resource lists some of the specialist organisations who provide resources, service and training. Use these links to find out more about any challenges specific to your members or that you are likely to find in your community.  

Access and inclusion: Creating an accessible and inclusive group

Everyone who plays music and sings, or who is a regular concert attendee knows the value of these activities – for their happiness, health, social lives and the richness of the life of their community. But as people who organise music activities and events, how can we make these benefits accessible to everyone who would like to take part, and make our group environments inclusive and diverse?

Website Health Check – is yours in shape?

Ever wonder how you could enhance your group's online presence? Can't remember the last time your website received a good spring-clean? Never fear, our brand new Website Health Check is here!

An exciting new tool specially developed for member groups, our Health Check is designed to help you find out if you are making the most of your group's site, or whether it can be improved. The tool also assesses how effective your group’s website may be in helping you to recruit new members.

Club Europe

The UK's leading music tour companies, creating wonderful tours to Europe for ensembles of all kinds.

Growing your membership: performing groups (online event)

Many groups have told us that they want to be able to recruit more members, and in particular, to engage better with younger people. Thanks to a legacy left to us by Pauline Thompson, we’ve been able to develop a bank of ideas that can help!

Come along and find out more about the research we’ve done, how you can use it to help your group reach more people of all ages, and how you can still engage with new people even with social distancing guidelines in place.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Livestreaming: tips from promoting groups

Two of our member promoting groups have tried out livestreaming for the very first time, with some of our Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist Award winners. We have collected what they learned below to help any other groups thinking about livestreaming a concert.

What are the barriers to joining a choral society?

Many choral societies have told us that they have challenges with attracting new members. While this is definitely not the case for all choral societies, last year Making Music undertook some research to identify what might be the barriers to new members joining choral societies.

Making the most of your online presence (online event)

 

*Update*

This event is currently full, however we are running this event on other dates which still have availability:

Saturday 13 June, 10am to 12pm


Due to the current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, and following advice from the government on minimising social contact, Making Music has taken the decision to host this event online using Zoom.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Growing your membership - with a focus on under 35s (online event)

 

*Update*

This event is currently full, however we are running this event on other dates which still have availability:

Wednesday 3 June, 1.30pm to 3.30pm

 


Due to the current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, and following advice from the government on minimising social contact, Making Music has taken the decision to host this event online using Zoom.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom