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Posts Tagged ‘advocating music education’

[PODCAST] [3] Breaking the mould: Wiltshire Music Connect’s community development model for a music education hub

Wiltshire Music Connect podcast interview

In this episode, I’m talking with Nick Howdle and Sophie Amstell of Wiltshire Music Connect, which is a music education hub. Hubs are partnerships of organisations in England, such as local authorities, schools, voluntary and other organisations who receive government funding to create joined-up music education provision in their local area. They’re required to fulfil…

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The #Mymusicaljourney Twitter campaign

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Last month I ran a short Twitter campaign called #mymusicaljourney. I wanted to demonstrate a way of getting interest on social media that perhaps we don’t use enough in the music education/music for wellbeing sectors. It was also an experiment, as I wanted to test what worked, and what I could learn and pass on.…

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Four first steps: Lobbying and advocacy for music and arts organisations

WHAT IS LOBBYING AND ADVOCACY?  Advocacy in the political sense means creating awareness of an issue in order to influence public policy and funding decisions. The methods you use can be wide-ranging, from communications and media campaigns, to public speaking; from commissioning and publishing research to conducting polls.  Lobbying is a type of advocacy that…

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