SCEP SPOTLIGHT: SoCo Music Project and Sounds of Southampton Vol. 1

By Paige Michel Strachan

Welcome to our brand-new series, SCEP SPOTLIGHT, in which we will be shedding light on the diverse membership of the Southampton Cultural Education Partnership (or SCEP) and the brilliant work they do. Our members are organisations and individuals who have create positive change in Southampton, making arts and creativity accessible for children and young people.

First up on SCEP SPOTLIGHT, we will be profiling SCEP member SoCo Music Project. SoCo is a national charity investing in music-making projects which support children and young people aged 0-25 to develop personally and socially as well as musically. They particularly work with those who do not have the opportunity to make music because of their circumstances, where they live, or what they’re going through.

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£130,000 Game-changing Local Partnership Investment

StreetArt! Children’s Public Art, commissioned by John Hansard Gallery, Southampton City Council and Go! Southampton

Announcement: Better Lives Through Culture Investment for Southampton, 10 March 2021

  • Set to benefit 100s of children and young people directly, with aims to benefit 1000s through change-making ripple effect
  • Co-created programme for children and young people with children and young people 
  • Bigger than its parts, connecting across the city to create real impact for children and young people. 

Southampton Cultural Education Partnership has been awarded its first large-scale investment of over £130K by Artswork to support an ambitious two-year programme set to directly benefit hundreds of children and young people across the City. 

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JOB VACANCY: Youth Voice Coordinator (Connecting Culture and Southampton CEP)

Salary:   £25,217 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 12 months
Closing Date:  Wednesday 13 January 2021

Do you have direct experience working with children and young people to achieve their goals? Are you passionate about arts, culture and creativity and its potential to transform lives? 

We’re looking for an exceptional individual, with the skills, experience, energy and drive to connect a diverse range of Children and Young People to transformative opportunities and support them to influence cultural provision in Southampton that meets their needs and aspirations.

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