We are raising funds to continue supporting our existing bursary students for another year and to expand our bursary programme to help more aspiring musicians within our local community.
Young Music Makers focuses on accessible music education for all ages, increasing youth attainment and strengthening community cohesion in our local area of North London, COVID-19 has caused continuous loss of income for many families, people have become isolated and lonely. Further government cuts to arts education leaves schools and local councils so overwhelmed that they are unable to prioritise provision for students who thrive in a creative arts setting.
We take bursary referrals from community organisations, schools, Camden music hub and direct applications. We will continue to promote our bursary scheme widely, prioritise building relationships with other local organisations, work to the goals set out in our inclusive education policy, including the provision of "decolonising music education" training for all staff, to ensure a diverse and inclusive learning environment.