Jennifer Raven is Programme Manager at Sound Connections and one aspect of her role is overseeing the organisation’s Youth Voice and Participation work, which centres around Wired4Music, the network for people age 16-25. She has delivered Youth Voice training to a range of Hubs, arts and heritage organisations and is regularly invited to speak on the topic at conferences. Previously, she worked for education charity Ark Schools and co-founded Fairbeats, a charity with a focus on music-making with young refugees and new migrant communities.
Lawrence Becko is a consultant and facilitator working with creative people and organisations. He has worked in the cultural sector for 15 years. He is a specialist in youth voice and participation, and has set up and delivered programmes for a diverse range of arts organisations, including Sound Connections, Roundhouse, Poet in the City and A New Direction, as well as a range of Music Education Hubs and Cultural Education Partnerships. He has extensive experience of diversity and inclusion across music, dance, theatre and visual arts. He is Chair of Fairbeats Music, a refugee charity, and former Vice Chair of Kinetika Bloco, a diverse-led, mixed ability youth carnival. His background is as a professional composer, songwriter and music producer. He mentors emerging artists and has a particular interest in well-being and personal development.
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