Sharing good vibrations
For a while, because of the coronavirus pandemic, our usual music projects in prisons, secure hospitals and the community will be on hold. Instead, we’re running a selection of alternative activities to help people stay well and creative during this difficult time … Find out more below.
We’re working with our participants, team, supporters and the public to create different, thought-provoking and enjoyable online, radio and TV content, made up of:
- Music created on our projects, through online Good Vibrations lock-down collaborations, by other gamelan musicians, and by our past-participants.
- Discussion, debate and information relating to our work, purpose, approach, values, and the people we work with.
- Challenges and competitions that stimulate creativity, collaboration and critical reflection.
We are endeavouring to be a regular point of contact for participants and past-participants, to see how they are doing and to ask if we can help them, through:
- Being a friendly, familiar voice, checking in on how they are doing, through calls/letters as appropriate to where they are.
- Offering support through our Keep in Touch programme, identifying any help we can give in relation to progression or practical barriers in their way.
- Letting them know about pandemic lock-down support that we and others are running so they can get involved and benefit from it.
We are also using this time to:
- Work collaboratively with peer organisations – learning from each other, sharing best practice, initiating exciting new projects, and supporting each other.
- Develop engaging communications materials that help people better understand what we do, what gamelan is, and which engage participants’ family in our work.