At Ticket Tailor, we are are extremely fortunate to work with event organisers who bring communities together each and every day. Yesterday we came across a fantastic initiative by Community Music and EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney) who are creating a music education centre for young people in Hackney. They are in the final days of a crowdfunding effort to help them turn this dream into reality.
Here’s what you need to know:
This is going to be an amazing place for young people to develop their music skills and will have a huge positive impact on the community.
They need to raise £50,000 for their start-up year to transform their basement into a fully equipped production suite and two rehearsal studios. (£26,000 will be spent on renovating the space. £24,000 on studio equipment.)
If they hit £30,000 it will be enough to get the renovation underway and start the fund for the equipment they need.
The crowdfunder closes on Thursday at 5pm.
We want to help them get over the £30,000 line and so we will be matching any donations over the next 24 hours up to £5,000.
If you think this is important and would like to donate head to their crowdfunding page and make your contribution.
At the time of writing they have raised £17,545. At 2:30pm BST tomorrow we will donate the difference up to £5,000.
Here’s what EartH have to say about the project:
This will be a place where young people can develop their creative skills, through free and low cost music training and education programmes delivered by our partner, Community Music.
There’ll be opportunities for young artists to perform on our stages, for budding technicians or arts managers to shadow our staff through apprenticeship schemes. Local aspiring musicians will benefit from free rehearsal space, there’ll be music mentoring from professionals for young bands in our community.
We will particularly seek to engage young people who are socially excluded - giving them new experiences and training in music, and providing positive learning opportunities to create routes into education and employment.
EartH aims to be a springboard for the next generation of creative talent.
Music for All
Having access to art can change lives.
Many in our community are very talented, enthusiastic and passionate, but might never get the opportunity to partake. The team at Community Music and EartH are working extremely hard to ensure that music is accessible to all.
All donations are hugely appreciated, but even if all you can do at the moment is help spread awareness of their efforts it would go a long way for a great cause.