Today, Arts Council England and the Department for Education have announced eight new National Youth Music Organisations, taking the total number from seven to 15.
Music for Youth is an established National Youth Music Organisation (NYMO), working closely with Arts Council England and the Department for Education. We are delighted to announce that in 2023, eight new youth charities will join, to create 15 NYMO’s.
As a National Youth Music Organisation, we provide thousands of young people up to the age of 25 with music training and performance opportunities, allowing young creatives to develop their skills, network and perform at world class venues such as Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Music for Youth has received funding to be a NYMO, which will help us to deliver our programme throughout the year.
The newcomers are:
This announcement of the expansion of National Youth Music Organisations will lead the way in developing young musicians and music-makers and provide them with exciting opportunities surrounding their music education and careers.
Arts Council England Chief Executive, Darren Henley, said “We’re excited Music for Youth will continue as a National Youth Music Organisation. By more than doubling the number of National Youth Music Organisations we are bringing opportunities to learn an instrument, compose, and make music to even more children across the country. The organisations joining the programme will provide thousands more young people with the chance to experience the joys music can create, and to learn skills that will stay with them throughout their lives, whether that means making music for fun or pursuing a career as a professional musician.”
Read more on the Arts Council website.