A potential space: music as a catalyst for improved community cohesion
‘Mapping the Music’ is a co-produced participatory arts research project taking place as part of the AHRC’s Connected Communities Festival 2016: Community Futures and Utopias. It looks at the potential that music has to create a space for positive contact between students and schools and act as a catalyst for improved community cohesion. The project developed a series of workshops on local music practice and heritage in collaboration with the Roma heritage communities within Page Hall and in the Fir Vale area of Sheffield. The project aimed to improve the profile of the Roma community, encourage engagement with them, and open up opportunities in music education on a city wide scale.