The Young ARIAS are the new UK awards for 8 to 18-year-olds and schools who love making audio. If you’re involved in radio, podcasts or audio projects, then we want to shine a spotlight on your talent. Entering is simple and best of all free. They need a 10-minute audio Read more +
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On 13 February 2019, UNESCO will celebrate the 8th edition of World Radio Day. This day marks a time where people around the world celebrate radio and how it shapes our lives. Radio informs, transforms and unites us. It brings together people and communities from all backgrounds to foster positive Read more +
Danny Lawrence, from Gateway 97.8 and Chair of the Community Media Association, has received the British Citizen Award for Community for his outstanding contributions to community radio across the UK at a presentation ceremony at the Cholmondeley Room and Terrace at the House of Lords, in Westminster. Danny, who is a Read more +
The dust eventually settled after the 2018 Community Media Conference which was a tremendous success and a huge well done to all who attended and participated. Approximately 150 people attended the event and the feedback received has been very good. The weekend started on Friday 14th September with a social event at community arts Read more +
The Council of Europe publication entitled “Spaces of Inclusion – An explorative study on needs of refugees and migrants in the domain of media communication and on responses by community media” has been prepared by experts of the COMMIT Community Media Institute in Austria. It will be presented by COMMIT Read more +
Dom Chambers, Station Manager at Somer Valley FM and CMA Council member, has posted a new edition of his Third Sector Show podcast ahead of UNESCO’s World Radio Day. The 7th annual World Radio Day this year highlights the links between sports and radio and asks how sports journalism might better Read more +
Dom Chambers has taken an active interest in the UK’s community broadcasting sector since joining the CMA Council in 2011. Each year he tours the country to identify and celebrate how various organisations are delivering grass roots and community media. This not only helps share best practice but his visits Read more +
The Community Media Association is conducting a quick survey into the relative value of different sources of income, other than grants and contracts, for community radio stations. We are particularly interested in supporters’ subscription schemes, ‘friends of’ arrangements and paid memberships. Only Q1 is compulsory and you are free to Read more +
The Sandford St Martin Trust is calling for entries to the UK’s most prestigious awards for radio, TV and online content exploring religious, spiritual or ethical themes. Applications are encouraged from news, current affairs, drama, music, arts, children’s and comedy genres, as well as from specifically ‘religious’ commissions. Stephen Fry’s Read more +
For those of you who were able to attend the CMA’s Community Media Conference this year, you will know that one of the principal discussions concerned the role of community media as an essential partner in enabling and improving social change and wellbeing. Although I don’t come from CM I Read more +
“Radio Archives in European Community Media” International Conference on Open Radio Archives on 4-6 June 2015 in Halle/Saale (Germany) CAPTCHA (Creative Approaches to Living Cultural Archives) want to encourage people involved in community media to present current broadcast and multimedia archiving practices at their stations and to generate ideas for an Read more +
The Connected Communities Media Collection (CCMC) brings together community-made media outputs from Connected Communities projects across the UK. At the core of the AHRC’s Connected Communities programme is research to better understand the changing nature of communities and community values, and the role communities play in sustaining and enhancing quality Read more +
A day of thinking about and exploring archives and their use and development, in relation to the Connected Communities Media Collection…. The focus of the day is this archive built to host (and make accessible) audio-visual media outputs from more than 300 projects funded in the AHRC Connected Communities programme. Read more +
BBC 6 Music Community Radio Work Experience Placement BBC Radio 6 Music is an interactive digital radio station that celebrates the alternative spirit of music and culture, bringing together the cutting-edge music of today and the iconic and ground-breaking sounds of the past 40 years. The network has a weekly Read more +
BBC Audio & Music is seeking to develop its relationship with communities across the UK by developing partnerships with community radio stations. The department is offering a limited number of two-week work placements to gain new contacts, stories and experiences. The BBC would also see this as developmental for the Read more +
Lincoln-based community radio station Siren FM has announced a new course looking at how community radio can boost local democracy. The course begins on Saturday 13 October 2012 and runs across six Saturday sessions. According to organisers, across 6 day-long sessions, you will work towards making an hour long programme Read more +
Bridging the growing generation gap across Europe is the theme of this year’s round of a pan-European citizen journalism contest. Organisers of the International Citizen Media Award say the rise in the number of older people across the continent is one of the biggest issues facing Europe as we head Read more +
UNESCO has proposed the date of 13th February as World Radio Day to raise awareness about the importance of the medium, facilitate access to information through radio, and enhance networking among broadcasters.
A new one-stop knowledge resource for the third sector has been launched to bring together evidence on subjects that include policy, social and economic impact and funding and will help inform the work of researchers, policymakers, academics, frontline service providers and other VCS stakeholders across the country.
Developing talent and skills for the Creative Industries is vital for the future of these industries and the whole of the UK economy. The Creative Industries Council has tasked Skillset to look into this
essential component for Growth.
The Fiery Spirits Community of Practice has launched a new handbook packed with inspiring stories about how communities are preparing for and coping through difficult times.