The Hexagonal Voice directly provide outreach and engagement services to at-risk, vulnerable, marginalised groups from disadvantaged and minority backgrounds, to provide free skills training, mentorship and access to the resources and equipment necessary to pursue a passion in the arts.
We collaborate with other charities and communities, who work and recommend beneficiaries who have an interest or passion for music but lack the financial means and the support structure necessary to regularly engage and develop their skills.
We also work to support persons with disabilities to engage in the arts and use adaptive services to support both the physical and developmental disabilities that persons may face ensuring the inclusive participation of everyone no matter their circumstance.
Who can be part of it?
The Hexagonal Voice understands and fully supports the subjective appreciation of art and supports the celebration and integration of different musical backgrounds across race, gender and religion as a means of promoting peace, tolerance and acceptance.
Through the promotional events that display the talents and skills developed by our core beneficiary groups to the public, the musicians themselves will be able to portray important messages and life stories through the medium of music and or through the introductions/ presentations provide to the public.
These messages will help to widen the acceptance, knowledge and understanding of racial disparities and discrimination that is still being felt today by many minorities in the UK and educate the public as to the skills, talent and hard work that other ethnic groups and monitories have.
Our organisation has a robust beneficiary definition and accompanying criteria to guide the selection of beneficiaries. This is to ensure those in our community, who are most marginalised and have the least access to these opportunities through mainstream routes, are specifically supported in engaging with our charity.
We utilise partnerships with the jobs centre, community leaders, outreach and events in local schools and communities to expand our reach as well as partnerships with other charities that support marginalised groups and those with protected characteristics, who are able to refer beneficiaries who show an interest in enrolling into our programs.
Where it's done?
It is the intention of the Hexagonal Voice Project to display the talents and skills of our beneficiaries to the general public to promote both the work of the association but also of the beneficiaries themselves. The main focus is on Kingston Upon Hull and the surrounding areas.
Those talented individuals are able to act as inspirations for others who face similar barriers to perusing their dreams, such as those from similar vulnerable or economically deprived backgrounds, or who have physical barriers to engagement such as disabilities both physical and mental.
Through these events, we will show the public the transformative and rehabilitative tool music can be, as well as an artistic avenue to engage in a passion as a means of avoiding anti-social behaviours and gang-related involvement.
How does it work?
The Hexagonal Voice is proud of all of its participants who have overcome various barriers in developing skills and talents.
The selection of benficerieis to perform at events is strictly voluntary and we support the skills, confidence and independence necessary to perform in front of others.
This focuses on schemes like attendance, most-improved, shining star and future focus classes.
We also work with other organisations to provide services to core beneficiary groups and showcase their work, which has multiple positive reinforcing benefits to building self-esteem, providing creative outlets and exploring and promoting talents.
Why is the project designed this way?
It is the intention of Hexagonal Voice that every individual who is supported through one of our programs directly benefits, in the form of skills development, professional experience, youth engagement and empowerment, social inclusion and religious harmony as well as mentorship where social activities are promoted over anti-social behaviours such as knife and gang involvement.
Through this program, there is the potential for beneficiaries to advance into the industry or employment where they could be no longer eligible for consistent and sustained support from our charity.
This eventuality will be determined on a case-by-case basis, using mentorship assessments along with trustees' input before determining if an individual no longer meets the criteria for being a beneficiary.
When does it happen?
First and foremost, the organisation's purpose is to provide socially inclusive activities for minorities and marginalised groups in our communities, as a means of developing a creative outlet for passions and pair individuals with positive role models.
Individual’s personal benefit is couched in wider community benefit through reduced anti-social behaviour, youth violence and inclusive community events where everyone can benefit.
We have a limited program, run by volunteers and unpaid trustees to help those most in need in our communities.
Using our beneficiary criteria as a guide, we support these beneficiaries to develop skills, and experiences and prepare for entering the jobs market, whilst also providing youth events to provide afterschool activities to keep kids out of trouble.
We also will be hosting community events to highlight the music of different cultures and different skills, where we can better promote and advocate for social inclusion and tolerance of different groups.
The Hexagonal Voice uses beneficiaries' passion for music and social engagement as a way to broader their horizons, by showing individuals the vast employment opportunities available to them within the industry. To this end we provide training in the following:
The Programme Structure
The Hexagonal Voice training does not lead to a formal qualification, instead through the sessions individuals built up a repertoire of social and technical skills to help excel in the workspace and jobs markets, both within and external to the music sector.
These skills include A fundamental understanding of the roles and scope of the music business, with allied skills including; the ability to play an instrument, reading and writing music to develop the skills and discipline to refine a talent, engaging in mentee-mentor relationships, computer literacy, basic digital marketing and promotion, presentation skills and graphic design, video editing, storyboarding, project development/ management, work experience, events management, planning, listening, coordination, organisation, communication, time-management and problem-solving skills.
Speakers who address and share the experience with our beneficiaries along with trainers who engage in our mentorship program are chosen from our partnering companies and from the industry, which includes previous beneficiaries who have been enrolled on the programs as well as speakers brought in on the invitation of trustees.
Speakers are selected to show the path forward to our beneficiary group and expand horizons by highlighting the diverse jobs on offer within the music industry.
The trainers are selected from those who have professional qualifications, a considerable level of knowledge, and relevant professional experience.
The trustees have created a robust educational package, to offer services and opportunities to those who face more barriers than the majority of the population, in being able to engage in music and express talents and skills development.
The core training program listed above, as well as any workshops or related speakers, are organisations to provide tangible skills necessary to prepare our beneficiaries to enter the formal jobs market, both within the music industry as well as the wider jobs market thanks to the cross over off applicable skills.
All subjects approached by the training programs from the Hexagonal Foundation are organised according to the demand in the related industry, based on information from specialised institutions, communities, and job centres.
The main goal is to provide a professional experience for young, vulnerable and disabled people who couldn’t achieve it if not through a proper professional career improvement program, due to the lack of opportunities or low investment in social projects for specific young, minority, marginalised and disabled people within our communities.
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In case you would like to be part of it but are not sure how you can help, you should consider that you can donate both financially as well as your skills as a volunteer if you want. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!