Saffron For Schools work with school age girls, from Key Stage 3-5, offering Music Tech based courses.
As we are globally moving toward a digital future, this work is critical. Not only does it have clear benefits with regards to music, but also more broadly regarding future career opportunities in any field. We want our girls to have the same opportunities and confidence as our young boys.
The Producers Gulid says less than 4% of its members are women. While the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts says women make up only 6% of the students enrolled on its Sound Technology course. This hasn’t changed for 3 years.
At school we can support and influence our girls to explore creatively through music tech, whilst simultaneously building confidence, skills and knowledge to take them forward in their learning.
We also work closely with Bristol Women in Music (BWiM), who run successful 6 week DJ courses for women of all ages. This creates a city wide community of female DJs who support each other, enabling girls who graduate from Saffron Schools to later develop their skills at professional club nights. Next March BWiM are holding an Industry Day at Colston Hall, allowing women in music to learn about the industry, build networks and improve their skills.
Get in touch if you would like to run our program in your school, for your girls, or for the industry:
Laura / firstname.lastname@example.org