What is it? Social Benefit refers to the idea that music, the universal language of the human experience, connects us, heals us, and defines us. It adds to the social fabric and livability of communities and improves the overall quality of life for audiences.
What it looks like according to folks we talked to…
Music benefits (e.g., strengthening communities, improving local quality of life, aiding healing, enhancing learning outcomes, etc.) are recognized and spoken of
Music is intentionally incorporated into cultural and community events (e.g., local Treaty Day celebrations, Culture Days, etc.)
Music is understood as a valuable experience that has value to individuals and communities
Music festivals become community building events, bringing local citizens out to a shared experience
Private sponsorships of music events show the support of local and international businesses
Funding helps make music events available to the public for free or at affordable prices
Keep scrolling for ideas and examples of bring the social benefits of music to your corner of Alberta.
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Use music as a social unifier to bring people together and develop culture and community