The project aims to develop a wide range of music and arts-based skills and to build the confidence of each young person involved.
Standing Upright also provides opportunities to work in community and educational arts-based settings and to develop leadership skills.. Young people are encouraged to design and engage in their own arts-based project depending on their skills and interests with the support of like-minded musicians, artists and industry specialists. There are a wide range of musical and artistic paths to follow.
Core members meet weekly (currently online). They also communicate between sessions via Seesaw: an online platform where they can collaborate safely with each other and project leaders / music specialists.
Standing Upright aims to meet and walk alongside each individual young person at whatever stage they are at on their creative journey. The project aims to enrich and spark interest in music and all art forms.
You can also listen to the latest music from young people on the project on their Soundcloud.
North Tyneside Steel Band (NTSB) recently celebrated their 30th birthday and are one of the most active steel band groups in the North East. They love performing at public events, with recent highlights of performances at the London and Rotterdam Carnivals.
NTMEH has a number of volunteers who support the work of the hub on a regular basis. We can also facilitate work experience placements and put you in touch with other local arts organisations who can help.
NTMEH have a number of young leaders who have been involved in the Standing Upright project and have now gained paid employment with the hub, as well as getting valuable work experience in the arts and music education sector.
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