Tees Valley Music Service: funding update - May 2012
The Arts Council has announced that the Tees Valley Music Service bid for funding to become the lead partner in a Tees Valley Music Education Hub has been successful.
This means Tees Valley Music Service can progress with its plans to work with other music and arts organisations to offer excellent musical opportunities to young people and the wider community.
The new music hub will be launched in September 2012 and will see a range of music and arts organisations work together to widen the musical opportunities available for all Tees Valley young people.
It will include the provision of a "Bronze Package" to schools and colleges which is a free, universal service for Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton Borough.
The Tees Valley Music Hub will provide:
- A free of charge core music education service to all schools and colleges (including academies) which will mean all children can access a music education at key points in their schooling.
- It will mean that every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, make music with others and learn to sing.
- All youngsters will have the opportunity to progress through levels of excellence.
- Schools, colleges and individuals will also be able to choose to pay extra to upgrade to "Silver" or "Gold" packages which will include training for school staff, instrument loans and involvement in large scale and high quality music experiences including working with professional musicians.
Which organisations will form the Tees Valley Music Hub?
- Making Music - Yorkshire and North East
- Middlesbrough Town Hall Classical Music Project
- Tees Music Alliance
- Tees Valley Dance
Next steps and timescales
- May-Aug 2012: Development of Business Plan
- September 2012: Launch of Tees Valley Music Hub
If you have any questions about the content of this briefing please contact Tees Valley Music Service