Based in Brighton, Audio Active is a ground-breaking music organisation, that works with young people at the meeting point of technology and contemporary urban culture. They believe society is too often down on young people, and that those in challenging circumstances rarely get a chance to shine.
Audio Active pride themselves on working with young people as artists, regardless of their starting point, supporting them to become part of a wider scene. They work with young people over long periods of time across multiple settings.
Funds from the CBF are being used to support Kustom Vibes, a monthly night with performances from young musicians involved in all Audio Active projects, alongside their tutors and up and coming acts with a connection to the organisation. It’s open to all-ages and is free for young people to attend and perform at.
For more on Kustom Vibes, visit the Audio Active website.
Readipop is an innovative music and arts charity based in Reading, with a strong reputation for inspirational, engaging arts projects that make a positive difference in young people’s lives. They specialise in working with socially-excluded young people and adults, providing a safe space for them to learn at their own pace, develop self-expression, build confidence and find their own voice.
Funds from the CBF are used to support Readipop’s AAA (Access All Areas) programme for vulnerable young people. Specifically, we are helping fund the AAA holiday workshops, which take place during the school holidays and include Family Jam sessions for primary age kids and parents, as well as studio production and music tech workshops for teenagers.
For more on Readipop's AAA programme, visit the Readipop website.
Rhythmix's mission is to give people in Sussex and Surrey who face challenges in their lives the chance to have a good day through music. They work with people in exceptionally difficult health and wellbeing situations using specialist music practitioners. The sessions, both group and individual, have been proven to increase self-expression, decrease anxiety and reduce isolation, making their day that little bit better and brighter.
The CBF is helping to fund two musicians to play weekly with the children at the Kipling Ward in Conquest Hospital in Hastings, one of the most deprived areas in the country.