In these uncertain times we remain adamant that participatory music is essential. Bringing high-quality, joyful musical experiences to people living with dementia is arguably even more valuable in light of current increased social isolation and concern. For this reason, SoundUp Arts will be shifting our approaches, and adapting to the changing needs of our beneficiaries in the coming months. We regretfully will have to postpone the SoundUp 'ShowMakers' for now, and we will be digitalising our work and moving our service online wherever possible to adapt to the current circumstances we face.
Our priority is to continue to provide people living with dementia with interactive, high-quality, accessible music and creative activity. We also want to continue to develop and employ young musicians. Over the coming months SoundUp Arts will be developing interactive videos and creativity kits for people living with dementia. These will feature interactive musical activities and accessible performances from a range of talented musicians. We want to reach out to musicians and support as many performers as we can in these challenging times. We are seeking to gather a collective of SoundUp Artist Associates who we will offer freelance work to whenever possible.
If you are a musician, and would like to apply to be a SoundUp Artist, please apply here.