Camden Council has partnered up with King’s Cross-based recording studios Tileyard to reach out to young people from three estates in the London borough.
The project has already seen a mobile recording studio brought onto the Maiden Lane, Agar Grove and Pancras Way estates in Camden.
Tileyard’s outreach team will mentor young people and advise on how they can connect with the music industry. The student will be able to access professional recording equipment and advice on everything from production, music video creation, and how to gain radio and TV play.
Tileyard Studios is due to open a workshop facility on the Camden side of York Way in 2018.
Wizdom Layne, manager of Tileyard Education’s Community Outreach programme, said: “It is a privilege for me to be able to connect with our local community and find ways that we can utilise the resources of Tiltyard to empower the talent in our immediate vicinity and help them realise their creative ambitions.
“I look forward to working on the Maiden Lane, Agar Grove and Pancras Way estates in the run up to the opening of our purpose built centre on York Way in April 2018, where we will be holding workshops, masterclasses and creative careers employment training and development for the benefit of our local community.”
The project is part of the council’s London Borough of Culture bid – taking cultural and creative arts opportunities into the heart of Camden’s communities and delivering associated benefits, such as upskilling, increasing aspirations, and increasing social cohesion – particularly for groups who feel they are rarely able to access cultural provision in the borough.
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