by Author Carol Reid

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New Youth Music Module: Exchanging Notes Evaluation

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.

Exchanging Notes will be a new funding module that will launch in November 2013.  The aim of the module is to ensure that young people at risk of low attainment, disengagement or educational exclusion achieve the best musical, educational and wider outcomes through participation in a pioneering music education project; and to develop new models of effective partnership working between schools and out-of-school music providers.

Prior to the launch of the Exchanging Notes module, we are seeking applications from organisations to deliver the ‘Exchanging Notes Evaluation’, which will comprise a longitudinal action research study across 10 projects, evaluating the effects of a music education intervention on the musical and broader educational outcomes for young people at risk of low attainment, disengagement or educational exclusion. There will be a minimum core sample of 20 young people per project.  The intervention will last for four years, commencing September 2014.

Up to £208,000 will be available for the Exchanging Notes Evaluation between January 2014 and September 2018.  Click here to download the full Exchanging Notes Evaluation module card for full details and information on how to apply.  The closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 31 October 2013.

Organisations interested in applying to be a project in the Exchanging Notes initiative will be able to do so between November 2013 and February 2014, when full information about the initiative will be available.