We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding by Youth Music for a 4 year programme of inclusive music education work, as part of the new national Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England.
Think22, with Youth Voice and Leadership firmly positioned at the heart of our work, will focus on three interconnecting programme strands:
- Advocacy for equality, diversity and inclusive practice in music education
- Workforce development, including developing a more diverse pool of talent across the sector
- Access & progression in music-making: a diverse range of activities co-created and co-delivered with young Disabled music-makers
Think22 will see us working closely with the other 12 members of the Alliance to deliver collective impact, as well as working with key partners such as Love Music Trust, Essex Music Hub, Coventry Music Hub & THAMES.
The new programme follows on from and builds on our successful strategic 3 year initiative Think2020, which saw us campaign for there to be more Disabled people within the music ed workforce and held a flagship inclusive music ed festival with teachers, schools and music education hubs from across the country.
Think22 will continue the campaign for a more diverse workforce, bring our R&D work into the classroom, deliver more accessible music qualifications and put the voices and opinions of young Disabled people at the heart of our work.