EVOLVE is a programme that aims to build relationships between schools, cultural organisations and venues to create a more diverse music offer for children and young people across rural Lincolnshire, increasing accessibility in the arts by targeting C&YP’s from key areas of deprivation in the county.

STEP 1)  We programme a high profile music act in collaboration with our venues which is designed to inspire or challenge young people’s artistic vision. Tickets for this ‘go and see’ are available to a whole class that enrol on the EVOLVE programme and provide the group with inspiration to create their own Live Music Events

STEP 2)We recruit an Emerging Music Leader (EML) to join the EVOLVE project, their job is to design a 10 week creative programme, directly inspired by the venue’s high profile musician. The EML will facilitate sessions using the LOV youth-led model, allowing for the C&YP’s to take the lead in creating and organising the final showcase performance. The appointed EML will work directly with up to 30 C&YP’s identified to take part in the 10 Week Programme.

STEP 3) Over the course of 8 weeks of sessions within schools, the EML and LOV Project Coordinator will work with C&YP’s to create a day long showcase event. Throughout this process participants will be guided through to complete an Arts Award of an appropriate level to their age. The programme will be well documented throughout with videos and professional photos which will aid the LOV evaluation of the programme using Youth Music’s ‘do, review and improve’ Quality Framework.

EVOLVE aims to offer;

  • WIDER ACCESS - through a 10 week Live Music Event (LME) Producers Programme, delivered in schools for children and young people with low levels of access due to location, economic deprivation or personal circumstance.
  • SKILLS DEVLOPMENT - for EML's and teachers, increasing opportunities for them to access training, CPD and mentorship alongside paid work placements.
  • SUSTAINABILITY & SUPPORT - to encourage the growth of a more sustainable and inspiring live music programme for C&YP through the commissioning of high-profile musicians and youth-led music events in professional venues.
  • SHARED LEARNING - to promote and share our learning on national platforms to secure the growth and development of youth-led participatory programmes both in and out of education beyond this funding.

To date the EVOLVE project has engaged 14 schools, recruited 14 Emerging Music Leaders, worked with 21 teachers, put 217 young people through an Arts Award, engaged 251 young people as music producers and 1209 audience members have seen our youth-led Live Music Events. 

EVOLVE Shows 1EVOLVE Shows 2EVOLVE Shows 3

For more images from our EVOLVE projects so far, click here 

To watch the video from our latest EVOLVE project with Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, click here

EVOLVE is supported by Lincolnshire Music Education Hub and Youth Music

    Branston Academy EVOLVE @ LPACSt John's Primary EVOLVE @ Guildhall Arts CentreIngoldmells Academy EVOLVE Go and See (Graffiti Classics) @Louth Riverhead TheatreDe Aston School Live Music Event @ LPACMalcolm Sargent Go and See @SACSt Christopher's Live Music Event @TOTTCPD for teachers and EML's @ LDHSpalding Academy Live Music Event @South Holland Centre