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Capturing learning to support young musicians

Isobel Wilson-Cleary Arts and culture

DHA provides media and evaluation support to Elevate, a community-based music programme, which is capturing learning about how to support young musicians. Elevate is a £100,000 project operating in 10 areas of the UK . It receives funding from ABRSM and four royal schools of music. To date, we have secured initial national media coverage as well as articles in …

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Making the case for investment in music learning

Isobel Wilson-Cleary Arts and culture

DHA developed and launched a national music commission to explore the key issues and arguments and help make the case for government investment in music learning. The commission, featuring Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Nitin Sawhney, Suzy Klein and others, gathered evidence over 18 months and DHA then drafted the findings into a compelling final report, Retuning Our Ambitions for Music Learning. …

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Telling a different story of social disadvantage

Isobel Wilson-Cleary Social change and sustainability

Lankelly Chase commissioned us to design and deliver landmark national research to help the charity sector understand and influence the way in which the media covers social disadvantage and how to tell a different story. Using a mixed methods approach, we conducted quantitative analysis of more than 8,000 media articles referencing social disadvantage and using discourse analysis to identify prevailing …