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Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership appointed to lead Derbyshire Music Hub

Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership has been appointed by Arts Council England to lead the Derbyshire Music Hub from September 2024, as part of an ambitious national programme to provide high-quality music education for all children and young people.

Published 7 May 2024

As the new Hub Lead Organisation for the Derbyshire region, Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership will receive £1,886,440 from the Department for Education.

Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership will receive £1,419,986 to coordinate music education in the local area, plus £466,454 to invest in new musical instruments, equipment and technology tailored to the needs of children and young people in Derbyshire, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.

Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership will deliver high-quality music education accessible to all children and young people in Derbyshire through diverse partnerships between educational, creative and community organisations, in their local communities and throughout the country.

Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership’s appointment is part of a major investment in a new generation of the nationwide network of Music Hubs. This investment will help to deliver the Government’s National Plan for Music Education, and give all children and young people the opportunity to develop their musical interests as far as they wish, including helping them to begin careers in the music industry.

We’re delighted to be able to continue supporting the children, young people and schools of Derby and Derbyshire with high-quality music making opportunities and progression routes. We look forward to expanding and developing our current offer and engaging an even wider network of Hub Partners.
Jayne Briggs, Head of Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership

Music education is enormously powerful – it can enrich young people's lives, help them connect with the people around them, and start them on the pathway to fruitful and fulfilling careers.  We are excited to announce this investment in a new generation of Music Hubs, which will support the brilliant work of our dedicated music teachers across the country, and help bring high-quality music education to even more children and young people in every part of England.
Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England

We can all relate to the importance of music in our lives, and the Arts Council welcomes the Department for Education’s continuing support for music education and the role it plays in the lives of children and young people. The Arts Council’s ambition is for every child to be inspired by the arts. This funding will support the new generation of Music Hubs to build on the great work of the programme to offer children across the Midlands opportunities to take part in musical activities, including learning an instrument, singing or exploring how music is created and produced.
Peter Knott, Midlands Area Director, Arts Council England

Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership

DDMP logoDerby & Derbyshire Music Partnership is the music service provided by Derbyshire & Derby City councils, aiming to provide quality music-making opportunities to pupils in Derby and Derbyshire.

Working with other local music organisations, the Music Partnership oversees the local delivery of the Government's National Plan for Music Education.

Arts Council England

ACEArts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture.

They have set out our strategic vision in Let’s Create that by 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high-quality cultural experiences.

We invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision.