Last week NYMAZ launched its new research report 'Gone in the Air: young people, music and rural isolation' at our Young People, Music and Rural Isolation Symposium in Thirsk, along with advisory consultant François Matarasso. The report outlines the challenges faced by young people living in rural areas and the enormous benefits that participatory music can offer to their life chances.
The report contains a number of Calls to Action, as well as pledges from NYMAZ as to how we intend to take this work forward. To download andread the report, please visit: http://www.nymaz.org.uk/news-and-views/post/north-yorkshire-charity-warns-that-children-in-rural-areas-risk-further-iso/
To read a summary of the research findings, visit: http://www.nymaz.org.uk/news-and-views/post/gone-in-the-air-summary-of-findings/
Gone in the Air is funded by the National Foundation for Youth Music as part of the Musical Inclusion programme for North Yorkshire. The full report features detailed case study material from the following organisations: SoundWave (Cumbria), CYMAZ (Cornwall), Remarkable Theatre (Music4U, East Riding of Yorkshire), B Sharp (Dorset), RAM Jam (NYMAZ, North Yorkshire), Wren Music (Devon) and The Music Pool (Herefordshire).