- How do I become a signatory?
You can sign up to the Music Manifesto. You will be asked to provide a contact name, an email address, and your organisation or occupation (optional). You can also choose whether to receive the weekly Manifesto newsletter by email, and whether you'd like your email address to be published on the signatories list.
You must also choose a password; this will allow you to log into the website, build a member profile page, have your say on the discussion board and make a pledge.
- How do I make a pledge?
You can pledge an activity or resource to the Music Manifesto.
In order to make a pledge, you must first be a member of the site, and will need to login. You will be asked to give a brief description of the activity you are pledging and to say which manifesto aim or aims it supports.
We aim to publish new pledges onto the live site within 48 hours. Your pledge will also appear on your site member profile page.
- How will the delivery of the Manifesto be managed?
The Music Manifesto Partnership and Advocacy Group (MMPAG) has been formed to inspire and drive forward the aims of the Manifesto and push for progress on the recommendations of the Music Manifesto Report No.2 . It is led by chair Darren Henley.
- What is the legal status of a pledge?
Signatories are committing themselves to doing all in their power to support delivery of the five key aims and should plan their future activities accordingly. They also have the option of submitting a tangible resource in the form of a manifesto pledge.
While a pledge does not constitute a legal contract, individual pledges will be followed up from time to time by the Music Manifesto and the music team at the Department for Children, Schools and Families to gather updates, news items and examples of good practice that can be shared on the website.
- What is the Music Manifesto trying to achieve?
We want every child to experience the power of music. Creating more opportunities in music for more young people is at the heart of the Music Manifesto.
- Who works for the Music Manifesto?
l-r: Fiona Harvey, partnership manager; Marc Jaffrey, development director; Jane Bolger, editorial consultant; Grace Walter, administrator and PA to Marc Jaffrey; Sheila Menon, online project manager; Lyndsey Winship, online content producer.
Marc Jaffrey is responsible for leading the Music Manifesto and overseeing the campaign, working to build the relationships and collaborations that will help us deliver the improvements advocated by the Music Manifesto.
- Why do we need a Music Manifesto?
A significant amount of resource already goes into music education, and a huge variety of exciting opportunities are already being delivered, but provision is too often patchy and diffuse. The Music Manifesto aims to align currently disparate activities to maximise their impact and reach.
No one organisation can deliver all the aims and aspirations of the Music Manifesto by working alone. However, if musicians, educators, the music industry and national organisations work together, the manifesto aims become achievable.
The Music Manifesto calls upon all those in the music sector to combine their resources and expertise to help deliver its five key priorities.
- Why have an 'online' manifesto?
We want the Music Manifesto to be a living document owned by organisations and individuals committed to delivering the five key aims. This site will allows us to highlight particular pledges, to showcase new partnerships and to provide regular news and updates.
The shape of the Manifesto and the range of activities it generates will depend on the commitment and engagement of all those who register with this site.