Collective Impact Programmes

Hub partnerships are formed on a ‘step on, step off’ basis where partners can collaborate for a single project or stay for the longer journey. BPM partnership working is based on the principles of collective impact collaboration.

The principles of collective impact are:

  • A common agenda
  • Shared measurement systems
  • Mutually reinforcing activities
  • Continuous communication
  • The presence of a backbone organization

3rd Space Music

3rd Space is a term used to describe an environment away from home or school in which young people feel safe and empowered to express themselves freely.

3rd Space Music has emerged as a consortium of non-formal youth music organisations, working together across Bristol to provide alternative opportunities for young people to make music, perform in public and gain industry experience.

3rd Space  Music brings organisations together in a network which consults, collaborates and supports each other where beneficial to young people or where risk of service duplication exists.

The 3rd Space Music concept has been arrived at whilst auditing non-formal music activity in the city and follows ongoing conversations with partner organisations in the youth arts sector.

Partner organisations

A New Ambition for Inclusive Excellence

The National Foundation for Youth Music have funded Bristol Music Trust to delivery a three-year programme of work with children and young people in greatest need.

‘A New Ambition for Inclusive Excellence’ will invest £617,000 over three years into transforming music education in Greater Bristol for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability, Looked After Children and Children from Traveller Communities.

This three-year, programme will establish and embed a blueprint for high quality, accessible and inclusive musical opportunities by supporting the workforce, strengthening communities of practice and shaping and advocating sound pedagogy. This new ecosystem will become a living strategy for the ongoing normalisation of the music world.

Partner Organisations

More from Bristol Plays Music

We’re changing

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon, and this means we’re changing too.

Bristol Plays Music is run by Bristol Music Trust, the charity that also runs the venue formerly known as Colston Hall. These two organisations will soon unite under one name: Bristol Beacon.

Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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