Supporting fresh thinking and practice in music as social action

Listening

We listen to practitioners and researchers to gather information about issues, needs, and advances in the field

Supporting

We support people doing innovative work and connecting practice with research

Sharing

We share knowledge to help those pursuing music as social action around the world

Projects we support

CHISPAS MUSICALES ACADEMIA & PROFESSOR GUILLERMO ROSABAL-COTO

Resilience in times of social distancing: Discovering new paradigms of music education

SOUND CONNECTIONS & DR ANNA BULL

The Music Lab: How can music-making practices in Music Education Hubs in England incorporate youth voice?

SOUND SOCIETY & DR PHIL MULLEN

Reflecting difference: An enquiry into the fundamentals of inclusive music pedagogy across four countries in four continents

Latest blog posts

Creating spaces for co-producing knowledge about music as social action
In early September, Geoff and I both attended the first of York St John University’s International Centre for Community Music (ICCM) Conversations. This session featured a presentation by Stephen Clift titled, The need for robust critique of arts and health research – with reference to music and health. Our attention had been …
Some thoughts on cultural humility
I have been struggling to write a blog post for Agrigento in response to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests around the world. This has felt like an impossible task. As I sit at my desk, in my office in the backyard of our bungalow in the leafy suburbs of Melbourne, …

As growing numbers of organisations turn to music as a tool to engage with social agendas and issues, there is a pressing need to better understand how music as social action actually works.

Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet

2019 Agrigento survey of practitioners and researchers

Help us build the community

We’re actively building our network, so if you’re involved in music as social action as a practitioner or researcher and you’re interested in reflecting, learning, and sharing, please contact us – we’d love to hear from you.