AudioActive’s new studio space and partnership with CFI
Non-profit music organisation AudioActive has a new studio space in Crawley thanks to a partnership with Crawley Film Initiative (CFI). The new music production Mac suite is welcoming young people from Crawley and the surrounding areas, located at CFI’s hub in Crawley Museum.
The suite equipped with new music technology and those who attend free workshops will also be able to use film editing software for CFI’s own work with young people.
The space will provisionally host music sessions led by the music organisations professional artists for six months, following on from their previous pop-up space in Crawley – a repurposed shipping container turned into a music studio.
Expanding free music projects to young people in Crawley
Announcing their longer term ambitions for their work in Crawley, AudioActive CEO, Adam Joolia, said: “We’re so excited to be able to expand our offering of free music projects for young people in Crawley, having simply outgrown our previous pop-up community studio.
“This exciting partnership with CFI not only allows young people and emerging artists in Crawley to benefit from the obvious synergy between music and content creation, but the move brings us another step closer to setting up our own space in the town, where young people can create their futures.”
Having recently launched a hub for their work in the ex-Dorothy Perkins store on Worthing’s high street, AudioActive plans to establish a similar facility in Crawley town centre and is on the lookout for suitable premises. In keeping with their Worthing hub, the space would include a music venue, community studio, project spaces and affordable studio space for artists.
Projects running in Crawley after performance in summer
AudioActive projects running in Crawley include; sessions (Lyrics, Rapping, Singing and Production), Equaliser (Music Production workshop exclusively for young women), Room to Rant (lyric-writing and wellbeing workshop for young men) and vocalise (lyric-writing and wellbeing workshop for young women).
These projects follow on from a summer of delivery in the town that led to young artists performing at HMV Crawley, and on an AudioActive stage at Tilgate Park in collaboration with Creative Crawley.
AudioActive also has projects in Lancing, Brighton, Eastbourne and Worthing. The sign-up forms for all their projects can be found via AudioActive.org.uk and any questions can be sent to [email protected].