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Research Tender: Singing with refugees and young unaccompanied minors

Updated: Sep 3, 2022

Sing Up Foundation are inviting organisations to tender for a literature review and a collection of case studies and best practice

Political and other types of refugees form a group with added vulnerability to developing mental illness, thought to be due to a complex interaction of social, biological and psychological factors, playing out over the lifespan and across communities. Anecdotal reports from teachers working every day with young refugees in their classrooms and from music organisations and World Voice projects overseas, suggests that prioritising singing can help. However, the evidence base for arts interventions in the refugee community is still in development.

The Sing Up Foundation is therefore looking to perform a review of research and evaluations to date dealing with singing and mental health in young refugees and unaccompanied minors.

The Sing Up Foundation aims to gain knowledge of the benefits, and collate and disseminate findings. Ultimately, this knowledge could be used to develop recommendations about how to set up and run sessions and projects in future. Additionally, we plan to build a repository of research and evaluations in this field for the benefit of organisations looking to develop their practice in this area.

The deadline for responses is 5pm, 21 September 2022. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be held online on 29 September 2022.

Download our tender documentation below.

Singing with refugees literature review BRIEF (Final)
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If you have any questions or would like to discuss the project, please contact


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