Real Voice is an inclusive, new and exciting youth music project for Northumberland. Working across four satellite sites in Ashington and Cramlington, young people will have the opportunity to develop new music skills, increase self-esteem and have fun.
The project is open to young people aged 11-18 years old from Northumberland. Following initial sessions, the young people will co-design an inclusive music programme based on their unique needs and interests, around the premise of prevention and reduction of offending. Real Voice will allow participants to amplify their voice through music and tell the local community about what matters to them.
Real Voice will support young people to build confidence, develop skills and interests, motivate and stretch abilities. It will develop regular music engagement and activity with professional musicians, and encourage audiences for their work. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in events management training, and plan, deliver and perform in their own live events.
The two-year project will also include development of young leaders, delivery of Arts Award, and personal development for artists and support workers.