Today we are proud to release the We All Make Music GUIDE.
The Guide aims to help the music education sector to diversify its workforce today and to support young Disabled people to become music leaders in the future.
In our research last year we discovered that Disabled people are severely under-represented in the music education and arts workforces.
In our recent Guardian article on this topic we discussed the need for actions and changes in many ways and at all levels.
It is our hope that this Guide will support people across the sector to become changemakers and to break down disabling barriers to careers in music ed & the arts.
Carien Meijer, Chief Executive of Drake Music, commented:
“Access to music-making is a human right. For many people the chance for creative self-expression through music begins at school. The music education workforce must become much more diverse to better serve the young people it aims to reach.
The accompanying We All Make Music guide offers practical advice, tips and guidance on what we can all do to make the music education workforce more diverse and representative of the young music makers it serves across the country.”
Following on from this we are launching a new programme of strategic music education work, funded by Youth Music, called Think22. It will put youth voice at the heart of our work and will further develop the advocacy, workforce and inclusion work of Think2020.