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20 Nov 2017


NYMAZ is a Living Wage employer

We’re very proud to announce that NYMAZ is now accredited as a Living Wage employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at NYMAZ, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75 in the UK (or £10.20 in London). Both... more...

02 May 2017


We’re inviting young people to join our NYMAZ Ambassadors project

Over the next six months we’re inviting young people, aged 14 -25 to join our NYMAZ Ambassadors project, running out of Rural Arts in Thirsk. The project is a great opportunity to engage with music, but also to be part of a youth voice that contributes to the services we... more...

13 Mar 2017


‘One Step Beyond’ Musical Inclusion Residential Weekend summary

Richard Hearn, NYMAZ Project Officer, reflects on the ‘One Step Beyond’ Musical Inclusion Residential. On 27 – 29 January musinc & NYMAZ hosted ‘One Step Beyond’ a Musical Inclusion Residential Weekend, held at Scarborough’s Cober Hill Hotel. Founded by the Rowntree family (York’s great chocolate family), Cober Hill was developed as... more...

09 Aug 2016


We Are an Arts Award Supporter

Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible. Arts Award can be achieved at five levels, four accredited qualifications and an introductory award. NYMAZ is an Arts Award Supporter, which means that we can help young people working towards gaining... more...

15 Jun 2016


Young people, music & rural isolation: NYMAZ’s Calls to Action

As part of NYMAZ’s Play Far Away Day campaign, we’re revisiting the Calls to Actions from our research report on young people, music and rural isolation, Gone in the Air. Published in January 2015, the report included a series of pledges from NYMAZ in response to identified Calls to... more...

25 Feb 2016


Music groups invited to take part in Play Far Away Day

Play flute on Flamborough Head or a guitar solo in Grassington, record a recital in Reeth or sing in Swaledale…. North Yorkshire’s music groups are invited to take part in a new campaign Play Far Away Day which will see remote spots in North Yorkshire, from prehistoric rocks to... more...

25 Feb 2016


#MuFuChat: Does where you live affect your access to music education?

NYMAZ was delighted to host a #MuFuChat on twitter recently, asking the question “Does where you live affect your access to music education?” MuFuChats, organised by Musical Futures, are a weekly opportunity to join a discussion with other music educators around a specific topic. The discussion has now been compiled... more...

09 Nov 2015


Principles for Musically-Inclusive Working

Written by members of the NYMAZ Music Partner Network Statement NYMAZ believes that everyone has the right to make music and to participate in shared cultural experiences Our working principles In delivering musically inclusive activities, we as musicians and organisers aim to: 1.  Engage participants through experiences that are culturally,... more...

03 Sep 2015


NYMAZ Annual Review 2014-15

Read about a fantastic year for NYMAZ in our 2014-15 Annual Review. ... more...

08 Jul 2015


Evidencing Progression in Early Years Children

In September 2014, NYMAZ and delivery partners Harrogate International Festivals and Musicport implemented a new evaluation method for two Early Years projects, Musical Mums (Harrogate) and Music Tots (Whitby), funded by the National Foundation for Youth Music. The new method has enabled us to track the progress of participants in a... more...