Victoria Edwards is a young woman who has been singing with The Urban Vocal Group since 2011, shortly after suffering a brain haemorrhage. As part of her Gold Arts Award accreditation she chose to host a symposium to discuss and explore the barriers and perceptions regarding young people identified as having SEN/D accessing mainstream arts provision
Community Music Spark (CMS) is Sage Gateshead’s community music training programme for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Here is a short a short account of a journey of ideas that resulted in a song and video arising from conversations about mobile phones.
Community Music Spark (CMS) is Sage Gateshead’s community music training programme for young people and adults with additional needs. The project supports the music delivery skills of participants, and endeavours to tackle issues of inequality through providing access to work experience and pathways to employment with an emphasis on ability and inclusivity. This is a short blog on CMS visibility and the 'social norm'. Here are some thoughts that Programme Leader Matt Sokel has shared with Steve Jinski as we restructure the CMS programme for the next stage of its development.
A short blog discussing the use of Arts Award in a SEND setting. Community Music Spark is Sage Gateshead’s community music training programme for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. It was first established in 2005. As part of their Youth Music Fund A project they engaged as a group and as individuals with Arts Award. Through this process they were able to expand, evidence and reflect uppon their learning beyond musical engagement and into transferrable personal and social skills.
Noise Solution's focus on capturing impact and finding a validated means of measuring well-being has led to funding from the Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group. This is a huge validation for Noise Solution and a recognition that, when properly evidenced community music can be commissioned as a clinical intervention.