Carol Reid's blog

Exchanging Notes projects announced

Carol Reid – 23rd April 2014
Ten pioneering ‘Exchanging Notes’ projects have been awarded grants to explore new collaborative approaches to music education in schools for young people at risk.

When I’m happy my mouth smiles all by itself!

Carol Reid – 30th January 2014
If you’re in London on Saturday 8 February then be sure to come to the Music Education Expo to see a fascinating presentation on Early Years music-making brought to you by Youth Music, Sightlines, and Trimdon Grange Infant and Nursery School. I guarantee that you will go away smiling!

Update to DBS guide to eligibility

Carol Reid – 27th October 2013
Unsure of whether a DBS check is required for a role you are recruiting to? The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has updated the 'DBS guide to eligibility'.

New Youth Music Module: Exchanging Notes Evaluation

Carol Reid – 16th September 2013
The National Foundation for Youth Music is seeking applications from organisations experienced in longitudinal and action research studies to support the evaluation of a new initiative called Exchanging Notes.

Youth Music funding programme survey findings published

Carol Reid – 20th August 2013
Earlier this year, we conducted our annual funding programme survey, which is designed to help Youth Music reflect on how we are doing as a funder. This survey was sent to everyone who has applied for funding from Youth Music, whether or not they were successful.

Government advice on safeguarding

Violin teacher and student
Carol Reid – 23rd April 2013
Safeguarding children - the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm - is everyone’s responsibility. The Government has recently published some safeguarding guidance, which contains useful information for all organisations working with children and young people.

Diversity and inclusion in music education - how do we bring about change?

Carol Reid – 20th March 2013
There is an appetite in the music education sector to get better at inclusion: access and excellence do not have to be mutually exclusive concepts. But how do we actually go about making sure that ensembles include all young musicians with talent, regardless of their background?

PRS for Music Foundation launches fund to support new commissions

Carol Reid – 10th January 2013
Organisations from across the country are invited to submit ideas for commissions that they would like to realise with a UK-based composer through PRS for Music Foundation’s new UK-wide New Music Biennial scheme.

BBC Performing Arts Fund Music Fellowships Scheme - deadline approaching!

Carol Reid – 13th September 2012
Deadline for eligibility documentation is 21st September - and following that the scheme will close at 5pm on Monday 15 October OR when the first 100 applications are received.
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