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BCMG's Arts Award Supporter Offer

BCMG offers a range of opportunities for young people to listen, create and interact with music in a safe and welcoming environment. As a Supporter organisation, we have activities and opportunities to help you complete your Arts Award at Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. Some of our Supporter events are free, others require you to buy a concert ticket.

For more information please contact Naomi Wellings, Learning Co-ordinator via email or on 0121 616 2616.

Discover

We can support parts A and B through our monthly Music Maze workshops and pre-family concert activity cafes.

Part A: discover Young people will be able to take part in practical arts activities such as our monthly Music Maze workshops, or our pre-concert activities before our family concerts.

Part B: find out Young people will be able to find out about artists and their work through talking to our musicians about their work during our monthly Music Maze workshops.

Explore

We can support your delivery of parts A, B & C through our workshops.

Part A: inspire Young people will be able to take part in practical arts activities such as our monthly Music Maze workshops.

Part B: explore Young people will be able to explore the work of artists and arts organisations by talking to members of the BCMG team about their work and the concerts we give, and by talking to BCMG musicians at our monthly Music Maze workshops.

Part C: create Young people can attend our monthly Music Maze workshops where they will compose and improvise to create a piece for their own instrument and BCMG’s percussion collection.

Bronze

We can support your delivery of parts A, B & C through our workshops.

Part A: explore the arts as a participant Young people can take part in creative arts activities through our monthly Zigzag workshops or termly Creative Composing Labs. The Zigzag Ensemble is an exciting creative ensemble for those who play a musical instrument and read a little bit of music notation. Each session participants compose and improvise to create a piece of music which is performed at the end of the session. Our Creative Composing Labs offer young people the opportunity to compose guided by the expert knowledge of a professional composer and compose a short piece for a small group of BCMG musicians.

Part B: explore the arts as an audience member Young people are welcome at any of our season concerts – we offer reduced prices for under-16s and discounted tickets for accompanying adults. Some of our concerts are specially designed for children and young people, with pre-concert activities linked to the concert programme. We welcome concert reviews and are very happy to publish them where possible.

Part C: arts inspiration Young people can meet and research arts practitioners by arrangement at our monthly Zigzag workshops and season concerts.

Silver

We can support your delivery of Unit 1 of Silver through our activities.

Unit 1 parts A & B: arts challenge Young people can take part in creative arts activities through our monthly Zigzag workshops or termly Creative Composing Labs (see Bronze)

Unit 1 part C: review arts events Young people will be able to review any of our season concerts with discounted tickets for themselves and accompanying adults (see Bronze)

Unit 1 part D: arts research Young people will be able to find out more about the arts through work experience placements with us.

Gold

We can support Units 1 and 2 of the Gold Arts Award by special arrangement though our annual Learning Traineeship post which is advertised in the Spring/Summer and runs from September through to August. Please contact BCMG for more information.

In addition, we can support your delivery of the following individual parts of Gold:

Unit 1 part B: identify development opportunities within the wider arts sector Young people are able to participate in development opportunities through volunteering opportunities and work placements.

Unit 1 part C: research advance practitioners and review arts events Young people will be able to research advance practitioners whilst working alongside them during volunteering and work placements including opportunities to interview team members. Young people will be able to review any of our season concerts with discounted tickets for themselves and accompanying adults (see Bronze)