On June 23rd 2021, Spirit of 2012 hosted a virtual summit to share practical guidance on how to design and implement music programmes which improve wellbeing and reduce loneliness for unpaid female carers
Sound Out was part of the Carers’ Music Fund, giving female carers across the UK opportunities for creative expression through music-making.
The project in numbers
Delivered by Jack Drum Arts, Sound Out was a project project developing musicianship, confidence, and connectedness for female carers in County Durham.
The project used song-writing, community singing and samba drumming to engage female carers in music-making.
Groups worked with professional musicians to explore Rock, Folk, World, and Choral music in different venues, with opportunities to attend and perform at high profile festivals and events.
Sound Out engaged with a range of female carers, including recently resettled Syrian refugee women who care for young children.
- Give female carers the opportunity for creative expression through music-making.
- Examine the effect of participatory music projects on the wellbeing of carers.
- Increase wellbeing and reduce loneliness for female carers.