Mid Pennine Arts has received an award from National Lottery’s Youth Music fund for an exciting project in Burnley and Nelson developing hip hop music with young people. The project will broadly explore hip hop culture: rhyming, beat boxing, urban art and turntablism. Young people will develop their skills as music leaders, teaching the techniques they have learned to their peers, with the chance to gain Arts Awards accreditation along the way.
Urban Music Leaders is commissioned by Mid Pennine Arts in collaboration with Sir John Thursby Community College and Pendle Vale College.
Arts Award is a personal learning programme which develops and assesses both arts-related and transferable skills, such as creativity, communication, planning and teamwork. Bronze and Silver Awards are recognised as levels 1 and 2 and are accredited by Ofqual within the qualifications and credit framework.
Youth Music is the leading UK charity using music to transform the lives of disadvantaged children and young people. They support and develop exemplary music provision at every stage of a young person’s development, whether it’s the first time a mother and baby make music together, or a talented teen’s debut at the Royal Albert Hall.