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Youth Network

We aim to foster a sense of community among songwriters, lyricists and composers and encourage the next generation of professional music writers. One of our main pillars of activity is cultivating creative talent.

Our Youth Network builds close ties between The Ivors Academy, emerging songwriters and creators, and the best of music educational institutions across the country, to create mutually rewarding collaborations, to engage with and celebrate the future generation of music creators, and support them as they begin their careers.

Individuals aged under 25 can become part of the Youth Network themselves for free. There are also two levels of involvement for academic institutions: joining as an Affiliate is free of charge, or you can become a Partner by making a financial contribution. Find out more below about all the ways to get involved.

Calling young music creators

If you’re a young songwriter or composer, you can become part of The Ivors Academy Youth Network, which will give you:

  • Regular email communications

    featuring events, opportunities, offers, discounts and more that are relevant to young creators

  • Opportunity to join our Youth Council

    which meets each term to ensure the issues that young creators care about are heard and acted on. You'll need to become an Under 25 member of The Ivors Academy to join the Youth Council.

  • The chance to stand to be a Board Director

    All Youth Council members will all be eligible to stand to be a full Board Member of The Ivors Academy (one vacancy available for a Youth Council member)

Sign yourself up

If you're a young music creator who wants to be part of the Youth Network, get in touch

Join our Youth Network as an Affiliate Institution

Becoming an Affiliate is free of charge to any institution and provides the following benefits: 

  • Regular information and newsletters

    on The Ivors Academy activities, campaigns and events

  • Access to The Ivors Academy members and staff for talks and lectures

    *payment made for such events will be on a case by case basis

  • Ability to attend The Ivors Academy Regional Outreach activities

    including networking events undertaken in conjunction with our Partners’ venues

  • Access to paid internship opportunities

    at The Ivors Academy for students and young creators

Become a Partner Institution

A closer relationship with The Ivors Academy is available for those institutions who become a Partner. In return for a £500 annual contribution, Partners will be able to: 

  • Have a representative on our Youth Council

    Appoint one of your under 25 students/young creators to join The Ivors Academy Youth Council. All Youth Council members will all be eligible to stand to be a full Board Member of The Ivors Academy (one vacancy available for a Youth Council member)

  • Host The Ivors Academy Youth Council

    The Youth Council will meet once a term and meetings will rotate through our Partners' locations

  • Host other outreach activities

    delivered by The Ivors Academy across the country

  • Access other events

    hosted by The Ivors Academy, at our London home and further afield

  • Access our mentoring programme

    Your students/young creators will be eligible to join our mentoring programme and receive one-to-one mentoring from an Academy Member

  • Benefit from exposure

    on our website and mutual publicity of relevant news and events

Become a Partner

Join our Youth Network as a Partner by making a £500 contribution. Click to contact our outreach team to arrange payment.

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Join as an Affiliate

Sign up your institution as an Affiliate of our Youth Network today, and benefit from access to the network throughout this academic year.

Sign up today

Want to find out more?

For more information on our Youth Network, Youth Council, ways to engage and how we could create a bespoke relationship between The Ivors Academy and your academic institution, please get in touch

Contact us on outreach@ivorsacademy.com


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