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. Click here to watch presentations from past meetings:
June 2022 – Fostering a strong voice
September 2022 – Running successful partnerships
November 2022 – Tips for evaluation and fundraising
February 2023 – Making projects accessible
“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, Rebecca Rickard at email@example.com to be added to the mailing list.
Future meeting dates:
10am Thursday 14 September 2023 via zoom
10am Thursday 16 November 2023 via zoom
10am Thursday 15 February 2024 via zoom