THE DANCE FLOOR IS FREEDOM, A PLACE TO DISCOVER AND EMBRACE EACH OTHER.
But the dance floor is not for everyone. Music Moves therefore trains music lovers on a large scale to become social entrepreneurs in the music industry. After following a four-part training course, participants organise a music event for people you would not normally meet on the dance floor. Like the elderly, people without a roof over their heads, young people with a disability or newcomers.
Music Moves encourages young talent to make an impact on society through the power of music. From a first edition in 2019 with 100 participants, Music Moves expands this year to 400 participants and 6 cities in the Netherlands: Amsterdam Nijmegen, Enschede, Deventer, Breda and Den Bosch. After training in social entrepreneurship and event organisation by industry experts, among others, the Movers together organise almost 100 Music Moves events. Examples include a techno rave for deaf and hard-of-hearing people, DJ workshops for young people with a disability, producing beats with former refugees or a karaoke in a homeless shelter.
MORE INCLUSIVE MUSIC OFFER
Together with dozens of organisations and people from all over the country, Music Moves contributes to a more inclusive music offer in the Netherlands. People from different areas of expertise and personal motivations are involved, participate in the programme or make their knowledge, facilities and networks available.
Music Moves is an initiative of 10,000 HOURS and is part of MDT (a ZonMw programme). In every city, Music Moves works together with various educational institutions, social and cultural partners such as: Amsterdam Dance Event, Radboud University Nijmegen, Stichting FC Twente Stadion, Breda University of Applied Sciences, Poppodium 013 and the Vrijwilligerscentrale Amsterdam.
MUSIC HELPS TO FEEL AND UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER. EVEN IF WE DO NOT SPEAK THE SAME LANGUAGE.
Of course, everyone can contribute. For example, by making a location available, as a trainer or as a partner in merchandise. Curious about the possibilities? Become a Music Moves #Founder and contact us.
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