Exploring pathways to inclusive musical participation.

Severn Arts has been successful in its application to Youth Music for an ambitious project to improve equality, diversity and inclusion practices in music education. This is a partnership project between Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire Music Education Hubs.

The project entitled 'Fair Play' aims is to improve and embed inclusive practice through workforce development, establishing youth voice, exploring what is/is not working to reduce barriers to musical engagement and inspiring young people’s career choices. 

This project is enormously important to us as we want all children and young people in Worcestershire to experience the joy, new skills and social benefits of music-making.  For this to be the case we need to improve equality, diversity and inclusion practices in music education. With this grant from Youth Music and working in collaboration with our partners we can make a real difference and take a lead in ensuring accessible, inclusive arts opportunities for everyone.

Laura Worsfold, Severn Arts CEO

The Fair Play project will run from now until June 2022. It is supported by Youth Music, using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. 

Gloucestershire Music

Warwickshire Music Hub