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Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) at Youth Music

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GemArts East By North East project. Photo by annamillerart

Since our beginnings in 1999, Youth Music has championed the importance of inclusion in music making, learning and earning. We work to drive change on a local and national level, ensuring every young person can experience inclusive music from ages 0-25. We take an equitable approach to investing in our funded partners and programmes.

Our commitment to IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) is at the heart of all Youth Music's strands of work, including organisational learning and change. We’re committed to self-reflection, gaining feedback and exploring new ideas through the diversity of lived experience within our team and beyond.

We take action as an organisation to ensure our workforce and workplaces are inclusive and accessible. We know that we can better serve the young people we reach through a team that understands, respects and reflects their diversity.

It’s important to Youth Music that our learning is ongoing and evolving. On this page we will regularly publish key reports, resources and policies that explore and reflect our IDEA progress as a team. See below for the latest updates.

Workforce Demographic Data

Annually, we collect workforce the diversity data of our Staff, Trustees and Freelance team. This helps us to understand the diversity of the people we work with, and how this has changed in response to actions we’ve taken.