About Homely Planet


Promoting World and Roots Music & Cultural Education within Northern Ireland…Positivity, Interculturalism, Respect. “One Language to be Heard”

Purpose

Homely Planet is a media network broadcasting 24/7 globally over the internet, producing and developing programmes in Northern Ireland to assist cultural relations through education & exchange initiatives. Our vision is to show how we as a race of people representing different cultures & traditions contribute in a more positive way to the economic and social status of society when we respect & have a better understanding of each others’ diversity.

By providing a forum for learning, cultural and race relations, equality, diversity education and global exchange, Homely Planet aims to address the fears, stereotypes and cultural misunderstandings that can lead to conflict, racism & sectarianism. We bring a new generation of ethical radio challenging some mainstream media concepts and radio traditions allowing all communities, faith groups, schools, organisations, artists and individuals to participate in broadcasting items exploring religion, race and cultural diversity.

We are also supporting the world & roots music sector by developing projects and networks locally and international using the internet as a catalyst for world music access. We invite people to produce and broadcast their own radio programmes and also offers communities to connect with other people globally. There are many ways to get involved and if you have a cultural activity why not record and broadcast it to the world?

Homely Planet has been developed and is managed by Beyond Skin, an organisation using music, arts and media as a methodology to assist cultural relations.

We broadcast pre-recorded programmes over the internet and have found that this is the most effective way of engaging people and communities and offer ownership, participation, a relaxed atmosphere and space for changes that ‘live’ radio does not offer. We encourage the development of partnership programmes with other broadcasters.

Within our own production, Homely Planet does go against the grain of traditional radio and that’s how we’re different, innovative, exciting. If your concept of radio is a soundproof studio with loads of buttons, celebrity DJ’s and branded 4×4′s…then think again. Welcome to the new generation of community, ethical broadcasting.

Core Values, Aims & Objectives

  • Homely Planet will be promoting accessibility regardless of ability. Everyone can get involved.
  • Cultural education will be the core of Homely Planet, focusing on equality & social issues, religion and other areas related to multi-culturalism and globalization.
  • The music focus will be on world & roots, supporting the Northern Ireland sector but also forming links with the global world music sector.
  • Homely Planet will provide a platform and network to assist the development of community links locally and globally.
  • Shows will be broadcasted in the language in relation to the feature (eg: Polish musician feature broadcasted in Polish language).
  • Other organisations can use airtime to run their own broadcast if it is in keeping with Homely Planet objectives/theme.
  • Funding bodies can sponsor individual programs.
  • Other broadcasters and media services can share broadcasts recorded by Homely Planet.
  • Groups/individuals can apply for funding to other sources with regards to running broadcasting/programming/projects within Homely Planet.
  • Volunteers can gain skills and offer their own talents to assist with the running of Homely Planet.
  • Homely Planet will develop and lobby for ethical broadcasting methodologies and aim to ensure good practice and an equal respect for all cultures
  • Homely Planet will provide an audio evaluation resource for cultural projects, festivals and activities.
  • Development of race & religious relations through cultural education.
  • Exposure and promotion of the World & Roots music sector
  • Growth & global recognition of Northern Ireland’s global arts sector.
  • Highlighting opportunities a diverse society brings to Northern Ireland.
  • Capacity & confidence building through cultural education & opportunities.
  • Reduction of stereotype perceptions.
  • The use the media as a tool for cultural education.