- RUM arrange courses, music-learning camps, seminars in
- RUM mediates contact between people or groups with music interests, both abroad and in Sweden
- On a national level, RUM organizes two national ensembles: a wind band and a string orchestra and we also organize a national festival for young musicians - MusikRUM Västerås
- RUM offers members guidance in musical matters, organizational and economic issues, and works to help and support the education and development of individuals, ensembles, and societies.
- RUM also promotes the interests of young musicians towards the government and public authorities.
Different types of ensembles, choirs, orchestras, dance groups, music student unions, or other associations with music and cultural attachments can be members in the federation.
The main part of the members of RUM are in the ages 7-25 years, which is standard ages for governmental funding. However, RUM has members ranging from 1 through 91 years of age.
RUM is partially funded by the Swedish government. RUM receives an annual contribution of about SEK 5.7 Million (~EUR 650,000 ~USD 890,000). This funding is used for the organizational infrastructure and support of local activities. The Swedish National Board for Youth Affairs is the governmental agency in charge of handing out these funds.
For more information go to Swedish National Board for Youth Affairs
The main objective of RUM is to allow as many children as possible to experience the joy of performing music. We believe that children develop both social and esthetic abilities by joining together by music. We do so by creating inspiring and creative meetings in music.
RUM is a democratic organization, where members are given the same rights and opportunities despite gender or political view. 61 % of the members are female. Inviting children to be a part of a democratically governed organization and educating them in how to operate a democracy is a very important part of our mission.
The structure of RUM is based on the democratic structure of Sweden. The members elect a federation board on a national level, and district boards on a regional level. The district and federation boards handle issues concerning RUM based on the decisions made in national and regional meetings, where all members may influence.
All members, no matter the age, are included in the
decision making process. However, by Swedish law, parents are allowed to
step in, in all matters concerning minors.
To allow as many children as possible to experience the joy of playing music we want that
We believe that Swedish society should pursuit the following goals.