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Resources that support the advocacy of high quality music education


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In Spring 2024, Music Mark invited members to discuss the charity’s advocacy work and to help inform our political goals in a general election year, before running a session on Political Advocacy with arts and public affairs consultants and campaigning and electoral law experts.

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Music Mark has announced the development of six calls to action which will be presented to all political parties ahead of the UK election this year. The purpose of the six calls to action is to make the case to any new UK government that it should prioritise music education, understand its value and appreciate the positive impact music can have on health, wellbeing, academic achievement, and soft skills.

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Take a look at our annual review for the academic year 2022/23 to find out how we have been supporting our members and the wider music education sector, and how we plan to continue to support, connect and influence in the future.

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76% of Music Hubs and Services in England participated in a survey to help us understand the impact of their rising costs on children and young people. Read our report on the financial pressures facing Music Hubs and Music Services in England.

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Inspiring Voices is the new podcast from the Sing Up Foundation exploring the power of singing to transform children and young people’s lives. New episodes are available fortnightly, September – December 2023. Podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Amazon Music and Google Podcasts.

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Music Hub Data

For each year of funding, Arts Council England requires Music Hubs to complete an annual survey which details participant numbers and characteristics, staffing and board statistics, activities, income and expenditure. This data is presented in a dashboard with accompanying materials.

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The initial findings of the first ever UK Musicians’ Census are now available. The results are based on detailed information provided by nearly 6,000 UK musicians, making it the largest ever survey of its kind.

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An Equity, Diversity and Inclusion movement for the Music Education sector.

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This updated guide provides valuable information for governors of schools across England about the importance, benefits, and value of music education.

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A short aminated film (3.5 minutes) designed to provide information for young people and their parents/carers about the benefits of choosing to study Music at KS4.

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