We are excited to have a developing network of over 80 UK-based and international Future Leaders, having helped them to embrace their art form beyond what they thought was possible. Global Grooves offers ongoing commitment to the development of young individuals wishing to further themselves or their passions.
Throughout the progression and development of this innovative programme, we hope to cultivate and grow relationships with community arts organisations, councils, and arts leaders around the UK. Exploring partnership work and collaboration can only strengthen the excellent national work we are aware of, as well as enable us to further promote the work of those work we haven’t yet discovered.
From BeatLife, a key artistic and community partner organisation:
“BeatLife is a charity that works with young people and their grown-ups across Liverpool to provide long-term opportunities for music making and playing percussion.
As these young people grow, BeatLife has had to extend itself and adapt to be able to keep meeting the needs of these dedicated young drummers. I think a key part of this is meeting other young people, having new experiences in new places, and getting a breadth of knowledge and an understanding of the massive musical landscape that exists for them. I believe that the young people’s understanding of this ‘bigger picture’, and their role in it, in terms of what they know and what they want to learn next, is crucial.
Global Grooves and the people that work there have played a big part in broadening the understanding of our young people, and giving them new skills and experiences, for over 10 years. As BeatLife’s young people grow older and we maintain our commitment to continue giving them good musical experiences, Global Grooves has been a huge positive presence for us all.
The peak of this so far has been the Future Leaders program, which appeared at exactly the right time for a small group of our older teenagers. Their growth in technical skill, self confidence and musical understanding has been exponential and this has been shared by them with the rest of our group, further inspiring younger players who are looking to their older peers. I would say that their involvement with Future Leaders has given a massive boost of positive energy and enthusiasm to BeatLife and helped to shape our strategy for the future.
It is a priority for BeatLife to maintain a relationship, and develop new partnerships, with Global Grooves and their many projects. I think they are a strong emerging organisation that provides a continual inspiration and gives us a great way to access the wider world of music for our young people.”
Alistair Flooks, BeatLife Coordinator
Are you a school, community group, or organisation who values partnership building and collaboration work as much as we do – or perhaps can already name a Future Leader in the making? Please refer these young people to our site…