What is the Young Promoters Network?
Beacons Cymru is excited to announce the return of the Young Promoters Network (YPN) project. Founded in Rhondda Cynon Taf in 2010, the YPN has launched numerous careers in the music industry by developing key skills in sound engineering, event management, promotion, photography, and much more.
YPN aims to empower young people by providing them with a new skill-set, increasing their career opportunities within the live music sector whilst boosting self-esteem and confidence. The project became Wales-wide in 2022, and supported 8 young people across Wales. It will return in 2023 with the aim of breaking down more barriers for young people across Wales in their local communities.
YPN will offer six young people, aged 18-25, from across Wales, the opportunity to develop their skills as promoters, access new industry networks, and put on live music events.
What the project provides;
> Opportunity to develop new skills in live event management.
> Funding to cover the costs of putting on an event.
> Access to a new network of fellow promoters & other professionals.
> Professional training, mentorship and 1-2-1 advice for your own personal development.
> Access to a national showcase event in February 2024.
Overall, YPN provides the tools for young people to begin their journeys as live music promoters, create new communities, and spotlight artists/bands within those communities.
YPN knows there is no substitute for first-hand experience to help young people achieve, and we are proud to provide that experience!
Often described as entrepreneurial, Lewis is involved in numerous roles within the music industry. He aims to spark life into the Welsh scene through both his artistry, and the live events he curates. Lewis was a participant on the YPN himself, and is now reunited with the project as an Officer. After acquiring a degree in Songwriting + Music production (BIMM), he is now ready to get hands-on within the industry, while simultaneously combatting his community's struggles through music.
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