○ Your Hub

Norfolk Music Hub is a partnership of organisations and schools which engage with Norfolk’s children and young people in music making. These organisations share what they do, communicate with each other and are committed to the highest quality of music education for children and young people. Our partnership serves to create the very best opportunities for children and young people to get involved in music making.

Hub partners sign an annual agreement and agree to:

1. Contribute to the objectives of National Plan for Music Education in ways appropriate to their organisation
2. Share in the promotion of Music Hub events and opportunities for children and young people
3. Participate in networking opportunities to improve communication between Hub members
4. Attend meetings as required by the lead organisation and as far as reasonably practicable
5. Assist with annual Arts Council returns, as outlined by the lead organisation, for reporting and analysis purposes
6. Contribute to monitoring and evaluation of the impact of activity
7. Be positive ambassadors for the Music Hub
8. Brand and include the use of Arts Council England, the Department for Education and Norfolk Music Hub logos in all publicity material relating to Hub activity.

Download: Hub Partnership Agreement (updated January 2019)

○ Our Vision

To release the musicianship in all children and young people by understanding and enhancing their musical capabilities

○ Our Priorities

Following extensive music education delivery and partnership development during academic year 2017/18 our priorities have been refreshed to reflect development needs over the coming years. Our priorities are framed from within our vision statement and stand as follows:

  • Increasing the breadth of musical engagement
  • Raising standards of musical engagement
  • Adding value by working with partners to extend the reach of the Hub and access additional strategic funds

○ Funded by the Department for Education

We are funded by the Department of Education; our grant is administered by Arts Council England to create more opportunities for children and young people to get involved in music. Music Hubs are already working with 80% of schools in England, meaning that around one million children and young people are learning a musical instrument.

NB. Music Education Hubs are not grant giving organisations, but rather commissioners of activity in localities dependant on need. We are, however, keen to hear about any exciting initiatives/projects and can support you to promote opportunities to children and young people in your area so please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at any time.

For further information on local and national funding bodies, please visit our financial assistance page >>

○ Experienced Executive Board

We are governed by an Executive Board that meets four times a year to provide informed advice to Norfolk Music Service as the lead organisation, ensuring the the partnership remains focussed on delivering the key objectives of the National Plan for Music Education.