We are working in partnership with researcher Marusa Levstek from the School of Psychology at University of Sussex to develop tools and evaluate the impacts of engaging in creative and cultural activities can have on their well-being, with a particular focus on music initiatives funded by Youth Music and delivered by Brighton & Hove Music & Arts and Music Hubs in the South East.
The programme is assessed on five outcome areas:
- Workforce (improved quality of music delivery for children and young people)
- Organisational (increased musically inclusive practice in Music Education Hubs)
- Musical (improved musical understanding and skills of children and young people with SEN/D and/or in economically and culturally-deprived areas)
- Personal (increased well-being of children and young people with SEN/D and/or in economically and culturally deprived areas)
- Social (increased collaboration, team-work and cooperation skills developed by children and young people with SEN/D and/or in economically and culturally deprived areas)
In the first year, five music hubs delivered 221 music sessions and 10 taster sessions. We engaged with 389 young people across the south east, of which 188 were engaging with their Music Education Hub for the first time. 47 young people progressed to other cultural activities.