Atsain Practice Network

The Atsain network is for all organisations working with young people and music, including arts organisations, community organisations, music services, local agencies and funders.

It operates alongside the Atsain Fund, which supports projects for young people engaging in music who experience barriers through life circumstances such as geographical issues, disability, language, identity or background. However, organisations do NOT need to be funded by Atsain to join the network, and attendance is free.

The purpose of the network is to enable knowledge sharing and foster collaboration throughout the whole sector in order to encourage good practice and bring about strategic change.

“We’re a very new company and we’re learning so much. Connecting with others at this early stage us vital to us. These meetings are so useful. Thank you.” Network member

Each meeting focuses on a particular relevant topic and includes presentations from speakers as well as opportunities for all attendees to share thoughts via small and larger group discussions. Past meetings have looked at making projects accessible, fostering a strong voice, successful partnerships, tips for evaluation and fundraising, and sharing successes and learnings. Past meeting themes have included:

June 2022 – Fostering a strong voice

September 2022 – Running successful partnerships

November 2022 – Tips for evaluation and fundraising

February 2023 – Making projects accessible

May 2023 – What worked and what didn’t?

September 2023 – What does my project need?

November 2023 – Project Updates

February 2024 – Atseinio Conference – Utilita Arena, Cardiff – Click here to read the report 

“Great conversations that highlighted the fact that everyone wants to link up and chat further about opportunities.” Network member

Join us!  Please email Programme Manager, Kofi Acheampong at to be added to the mailing list.

Future meeting dates:

10am Tuesday 25th June 2024