AYMF sits under the umbrella of 57 North and is managed by Station House Media Unit (SHMU). The project includes a Forum Coordinator, Heather Evans, who works part-time at SHMU.
We formed the Aberdeen Youth Music Partnership with Aberdeen Performing Arts, Big Noise Torry, North East Scotland College, sound Festival and the University of Aberdeen and secured funding form the Youth Music Initiative to form a 3-layered forum.
The 3 layers are:
- The young people who take part or want to take part in music activity in the area
- The people who work to deliver music activities with and for those young people
- The organisations that underpin music opportunities for young people in the Aberdeen area.
Our work with young people is currently paused but in time we will invite young people to form a Young People’s Music Network, and contribute their own perspectives to our discussions so that future projects and services are shaped by young people themselves.
We are always keen to make more connections with people who deliver youth music activities, to create opportunities to share practice and network, and to identify professional development needs and ways to meet those needs in the future, for example through joint funding applications.
AYMF also works strategically with a range of other partner organisations, to support and guide our work and to ensure that young people's ideas and aspirations reach those who can shape future provision in Aberdeen.
How you can join in
If you’d like to know more about how you can get involved, share your views and shape the plans we make for future funding applications and projects you can contact the Forum Coordinator here.
We can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.