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Advocacy Big Meet

  • 8th February 2024
  • 2.30pm - 4pm
  • Online (Zoom)
  • Music Mark
  • Members Only

Learn more and contribute to how Music Mark advocates at a National level for Music Education.

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Music Mark’s role as a membership association is to support, connect and influence. It is almost certain that 2024 will see the country go to the polls to elect a new government (the very latest this can happen is actually January 2025, but best guess at the moment is October/November 2024). As part of its influencing role in England (which will be most affected by any general election as the devolved nations will have their key elections in 2025) Music Mark will continue to advise civil servants within the DfE and DCMS as well as more arms length bodies such as Arts Council England. However, we have begun work on considering how we can represent the Music Education Sector to the main political parties over the coming months so that they are fully aware of what is needed to continue to provide a high quality, diverse, inclusive and equitable music education in and out of school for all children and young people.

Working with the Board of Trustees, we have created a set of six goals which we would like all political parties to commit to supporting during the next parliamentary term. Before we publish them however we would like to present them to our Membership, as a membership association, to discuss and refine them. We are therefore holding a Big Meet on Thursday 8th February.

This online meeting will provide everyone with an opportunity to hear what our six goals are, why we have chosen them, and what we plan to do next with the briefing paper behind them. We will also share the details with the full membership following the meeting so that those who are unable to join us can review and comment.

Following this consultation a final version of our briefing paper and the goals agreed by the membership as key to the future sustainability of music education in England will form the basis for conversations with the political parties and also with other national stakeholders.


  • Technology: Zoom
  • Captioning: AI-Generated
  • Breakout rooms: TBC

If you would like to request presentation slides, questions and provocations in advance of the session, please get in touch with Speakers may decline sharing this information on the basis of protecting their intellectual property or for other reasons and we cannot therefore guarantee availability for all events.

For more information on Music Mark’s commitment to creating inclusive web experiences please read our accessibility statement.

Political Advocacy for Music Education advice session

Alongside this Big Meet, Music Mark will be running a session with Mark Pemberton OBE, an arts and public affairs consultant. You can learn more about this session and how to sign-up via the event page.

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About the Provider

Music Mark

We are a membership organisation, Subject Association, and an Arts Council England Investment Principles Support Organisation (IPSO) advocating for excellent musical learning in and out of school.

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