ABOUT SUNDERLAND MUSIC HUB

Sunderland Music Hub delivers, supports and champions music-making activity across the city. We aim to unlock musical potential and ensure young people have opportunities to progress regardless of their background. We give equal weight to all music-making activity, whether formal or non-formal and regardless of instrument, genre or skill level. We believe in the potential of music to change lives and believe in the right of every child or young person to engage in music-making activity. We aim to make Sunderland the best place to be a young musician.

We work with schools to fulfil the National Plan for Music Education, ensuring the opportunities for high-quality music education are available to every child and young person across the city. Our work with cultural and community organisations delivers a broad, diverse and open-access music offer with progression routes for any child or young person who is interested in developing further. Alongside a city-wide offer, we target areas and demographics of young people who we know are least likely to have access to music-making activity to level the playing field and ensure all young musicians have the opportunity to thrive.

ABOUT MUSIC HUBS

Music Education Hubs were set up in 2012 in response to the government’s National Plan for Music Education. Music Education Hubs aren’t organisations in their own right. Rather, each Music Education Hub is a group of organisations – local authorities, schools, cultural organisations, community or voluntary-sector organisations – that work together to provide a joined-up music education offer across an area. Each Music Education Hub has a lead organisation which takes responsibility for funding and governance of the Hub and a board or advisory group which decides the strategy and plan. Hubs receive funding from Department for Education which is managed by Arts Council England. More information about Music Education Hubs can be found on the Arts Council’s website

ABOUT SUNDERLAND MUSIC HUB

Sunderland Music Hub delivers, supports and champions music-making activity across the city. We aim to unlock musical potential and ensure young people have opportunities to progress regardless of their background. We give equal weight to all music-making activity, whether formal or non-formal and regardless of instrument, genre or skill level. We believe in the potential of music to change lives and believe in the right of every child or young person to engage in music-making activity. We aim to make Sunderland the best place to be a young musician.

We work with schools to fulfil the National Plan for Music Education, ensuring the opportunities for high-quality music education are available to every child and young person across the city. Our work with cultural and community organisations delivers a broad, diverse and open-access music offer with progression routes for any child or young person who is interested in developing further. Alongside a city-wide offer, we target areas and demographics of young people who we know are least likely to have access to music-making activity to level the playing field and ensure all young musicians have the opportunity to thrive.

ABOUT MUSIC HUBS

Music Education Hubs were set up in 2012 in response to the government’s National Plan for Music Education. Music Education Hubs aren’t organisations in their own right. Rather, each Music Education Hub is a group of organisations – local authorities, schools, cultural organisations, community or voluntary-sector organisations – that work together to provide a joined-up music education offer across an area. Each Music Education Hub has a lead organisation which takes responsibility for funding and governance of the Hub and a board or advisory group which decides the strategy and plan. Hubs receive funding from Department for Education which is managed by Arts Council England. More information about Music Education Hubs can be found on the Arts Council’s website

SUNDERLAND MUSIC HUB TEAM

Lizzie Nixon
Music Hub Manager

Liam Huitson
Partnerships Officer

Eddie Scott
Freelance Marketing, Social Media and Projects Assistant

Emma Mapplebeck
Freelance Furthering Talent Project Producer

Laura Taylor
Freelance Singing Strategy Lead

Laura Tindall
Freelance Secondary Specialist

Lynne Ireland
Freelance Primary Specialist

Ashleigh Lowes
Freelance Delivery Team

Paige Temperley
Freelance Delivery Team

David Smith
Freelance Delivery Team

Tony Brown
Freelance Delivery Team

Sunderland Music Hub is supported by members of staff across Together for Children, the Hub Lead Organisation.

SUNDERLAND MUSIC HUB BOARD

Jane Boyd
Music Teacher at Hill View Junior School and St. Paul’s Primary School

Richard Cullen
School Improvement Manager at Together for Children

Laura Dudley
Music Teacher at St. Anthony’s Catholic Academy

Barry Hyde
Musician

Steve Jinski
Chair of the Board

Jane Reed
Director of Digital, Creative & Business at Sunderland College

Vicki Kennedy
Producer – Sunderland Culture

Dave Smith
Musician

Emily Landells
Teacher at Barbara Priestman Academy

Anne Loadman
Specialist Teacher in Mental Health – South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

OUR KEY PARTNERS

In order to deliver music activity across schools and community settings across the city, Sunderland Music Hub works in partnership with a number of local and national organisations. Thanks to our partners and funders for their support.

WORK WITH US

We are keen to hear from organisations or individual music practitioners who would like to work with us to deliver music activity in Sunderland, both within schools and across communities. We are particularly interested in working with partners to deliver music activity that is accessible to groups of young people who may ordinarily not have access to music and/or cultural activity.

How can we help?

  • Connect you with local or national partners who could help you to deliver a music project in the city
  • Support you to write a funding bid for a music project
  • Provide advice, guidance or other in-kind support

 

We are also able to offer small grants of seed or match funding for projects that deliver the aims of the National Plan for Music Education, meet the strategic aims of Sunderland Music Hub, and provide opportunities where there are currently gaps in provision for young people. Funding is allocated three times a year. An application process is in place and successful projects are decided upon by Sunderland Music Hub board.

For more information about working together please email lizzie.nixon@togetherforchildren.org.uk.

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