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The latest events and resources to support your EDI work

14th March 2022

Training on specific key issues, bespoke consultancy and inspiring events are all available to support you as progress on your EDI journey. See the latest selection of Talk into Action events and resources below:

I’M IN (With discounted offer for Music Hubs and Services)
Empower your organisation to evaluate how, where and why Diversity & Inclusion is considered within your strategy, structure, practices and policies with I’M IN. Find out more about Orchestras Live’s experience of doing I’M IN here.
Delivered by: I’M IN by Music Masters
Cost: £600 (subsidised rate for Music Hubs and Services who have signed up to put Talk into Action)
Book here: https://www.musicmark.org.uk/talkintoaction/im-in/

Equality, diversity & inclusion bootcamps
Create your ED&I action plan in small peer groups (6 music service leads/inclusion managers), led by Nick and Michael from Hertfordshire Music Service. Covers strategy, policy, programming; workforce development and quality assurance, and more. We can also bring a bespoke bootcamp to your music service, music service/hub regional group.
Delivered by: Changing Tracks (led by Hertfordshire Music Service) – the inclusion programme for, with and by music services
Cost: FREE – funded by Youth Music
Book here: https://changingtracks.org.uk/inclusion-cpd-events-for-music-services/

Consultancy and Support
Consultancy support for organisations to develop the work on Youth Voice & Participation, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Research, Evaluation and Impact, Strategy and Organisational Change and Development
Delivered by: Sound Connections
Cost: Various
Find out more: email liz@sound-connections.org.uk

Musicians Without Borders Sessions for Teachers
How can Musicians Without Borders methodology be used to support the development of your teaching practice? Learn about how to promote positive social change in the classroom with music and the relationship between creativity and technology to promote meaningful music making
Delivered by: Music Mark and Musicians Without Borders
Date & Cost: The next session is on 24th March and is free to Music Mark Members
Find out more: Workforce Development Programme 2021/22: Musicians Without Borders | Music Mark (musicmarkmembers.org.uk)


Why Music with Nate Holder
Curated and hosted by Nate Holder of ‘Why Music’, these online sessions explore diversity in music education, including rap, hip hop, Steel Pan, and Islam & music. These webinars are part of Talk Into Action
Delivered by: Nate Holder
Date & Cost: The next session is on 29th March and is free to Music Mark Members
Find out more: Talk into Action: the Music Mark x Why Music sessions | Music Mark (musicmarkmembers.org.uk)

Emerge to Thrive
An online course for Music Education leaders presented by Sam Stimpson. The course is a space for EDI leaders to express, learn and grow and has been designed for leaders of Diversity and/or Inclusion. Leaders of social change need to develop a unique set of skills in order to lead organisations through transformational change and a clear understanding of what EDI is, and isn’t, in order to be as effective as they can be.
Delivered by: Sam Stimpson
Date & Cost: The next session is on 26th April and is free to Music Mark Members
Find out more: Talk into Action: Emerge to Thrive | Music Mark (musicmarkmembers.org.uk)

Inclusion training for music services/hub leads
We come to you/deliver online: Introduction to working inclusively for instrumental/vocal tutors; How to set up an ED&I working group; Inclusive First Access; Songwriting in instrumental/vocal teaching; How to set up and run a trauma-informed creative musical nurture group programme; How to develop inclusive progression pathways; ED&I bootcamp – create your action plan. Follow up consultancy/calls available. We can also bring this training to your music service/hub regional group.
Delivered by: Changing Tracks (led by Hertfordshire Music Service) – the inclusion programme for, with and by music services
Cost: FREE – funded by Youth Music
Find out more and enquire here: https://changingtracks.org.uk/inclusion-cpd-events-for-music-services/

LGBT+ awareness training with The Proud Trust
An online course providing a broad overview and introduction to LGBT+ awareness for Music Mark members working with young people.
Subsidised by Arts Council England
Book here today: https://www.musicmarkmembers.org.uk/events/talk-into-action-lgbt-awareness-training-with-the-proud-trust-a-m-sessions

Peer working groups for music services
A programme of FREE peer support and learning, task and finish peer groups, training and consultancy, content and resources for music services: Peer working groups, inclusion training, advice and resources, action research (funding and supporting music services running targeted inclusion projects – currently around trauma-informed nurture groups)
Price (if relevant/ appropriate to list here): FREE – funded by Youth Music
Where to contact/ book link   Sign up to the enews here: https://changingtracks.org.uk/ 
Delivered by: Changing Tracks (led by Hertfordshire Music Service) – the inclusion programme for, with and by music services
Cost: FREE – funded by Youth Music
Find out more: https://changingtracks.org.uk/ 

For a complete list of resources that can help you put Talk into Action, check out the website: https://www.musicmark.org.uk/talkintoaction/

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