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Inclusive Practitioner CPD Training – Plan a Project

  • 18 March 2024
  • 09:30 - 16:00
  • Beacon Music Centre, Stanton Road, Southmead, Bristol BS10 5SJ

A discussion-based, explorative session looking at how to develop music projects.

In this session, participants will get the opportunity to present their project ideas to others in the group, look at examples of other organisations working with young people and how to identify and build working partnerships or collaborations for the benefit of participants, partners, and young people.

From attending this training session, participants will get the opportunity to:

  • Network with other teachers, practitioners, music leaders and community musicians from across the sector
  • Unpack project ideas and receive practical feedback from experienced project managers and education professionals and consider next steps.
  • Evaluate other organisations using similar approaches when working with young people and how to use this information to develop project plans.
  • Identify, ways to establish and maintain collaborations and partnerships and what to put in place to promote success.

David Straun

David trained as an actor and singer. He has worked as a freelance director for several theatre companies and taught in Secondary, Further and Higher Education settings. For a number of years he was an Associate Director for Myrtle Theatre Company based in Bristol which produced fresh, powerful theatre influenced by diverse voices, and whose ground-breaking participation work used theatre and the process of making theatre to improve the health and well-being of young people in difficult circumstances.

He has created many inclusive arts projects in a range of community and educational settings. He has also worked as a consultant on projects in partnership with organisations including the Institute of Education, The National Childrens’ Bureau, the RSA and the education charity Edge, and has led many training workshops with professional groups such as Doctors, Architects, Social Workers and Teachers.

He currently works as a practitioner on the Hope Creative project with young people in care for Bristol Beacon.

Kathryn Sturman

Kathryn is a music leader, singer and charity director based in Leeds. She works with all ages of babies, children and young people in formal and non-formal settings through the charity that she co-founded, Made with Music.

The charity focuses on inclusive music practice and wellbeing, with regular work for the NHS and carer support groups, self-promoted family friendly gigs, inclusive and accessible music classes and family singing events.

Kathryn has worked with major UK music organisation ‘Youth Music’ Her creativity, care, knowledge and experience around partnership working and working with developing organisations brings real value to these sessions and to people looking to set up their own projects.

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Discounted rates apply for individuals and freelancers.

Individuals and Freelancers: £30
Organisations: £40


Limited free places are available for those who experience barriers accessing workshops or education. This can be people who are experiencing financial difficulties or who identify as disabled.

Please contact for more information or to find out how to apply for a free place.

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