About the Hub

Essex Music Hub is a partnership of organisations which support and provide access to high quality music making for young people across Essex. These organisations share what they do, communicate with each other and are committed to the highest quality of music education for children and young people. Our partnership serves to create the very best opportunities for children and young people to get involved in music making.

Hub partners sign an annual agreement and agree to:

  • Contribute to the objectives of National Plan for Music Education in ways appropriate to their organisation
  • Share in the promotion of Music Hub events and opportunities for children and young people
  • Participate in networking opportunities to improve communication between Hub members
  • Attend meetings as required by the lead organisation and as far as is reasonably practicable
  • Assist with annual Arts Council returns, as outlined by the lead organisation, for reporting and analysis purposes
  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation of the impact of activity
  • Be positive ambassadors for the Music Hub
  • Brand and include the use of Arts Council England, the Department for Education and Essex Music Hub logos in all publicity material relating to Hub activity.

Our Vision

  • Our provision is inclusive with no barriers to engagement, promoting equity of access to all.
  • All young people aged 0-21 experience high quality music.
  • Educational settings in Essex provide a high-quality music education which includes progression, transition between phases and effective collaboration.
  • Young people can access a set of broad, rich and diverse opportunities in order to progress through their musical journey.
  • Music education in Essex is integrated into the wider cultural education provision through collaboration and partnership.

Our Mission

  • Essex Music Education Hub aims to provide high-quality, diverse, sustainable music education opportunities for all children and young people.
  • We strive to ensure that opportunities are available regardless of a child/young person’s background or circumstances and that those reaping the benefits represent the varied demographic of the county we serve.
  • Our provision will cover a broad range of genres, be inclusive, progressive and challenging while being enjoyable.
  • Ensure music education fosters lifelong skills and a passion for music within children and young people, as well as contributing to raised ambitions and standards in other educational areas while developing expressive and inter-personal skills.

Funded by the Department for Education

We are funded by the Department of Education; our grant is administered by Arts Council England to create more opportunities for children and young people to get involved in music. Music Hubs are already working with 80% of schools in England, meaning that around one million children and young people are learning a musical instrument.

NB. Music Education Hubs are not grant giving organisations, but rather commissioners of activity in localities dependant on need. We are, however, keen to
hear about any exciting initiatives/projects and can support you to promote opportunities to children and young people in your area so please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at any time.