AudioActive is a charity that creates social change through music.
By setting up a hub for both social innovation and music/talent development on Worthing's high street (Montague Street), we will further continue our work in the town, expanding beyond the free music sessions that we already offer to young people locally.
“The pandemic has hit music and young people hard and this space is going to be a gamechanger. There's a lot of hidden talent in Worthing and I'm fully supportive of AudioActive's work here. I wish I'd had something like this where I grew up!” - Rag’n’Bone Man, Artist & AudioActive Patron
Since forming in 1999, AudioActive has built a unique community across Sussex. We have ambitious plans to create a brand new, innovative creative space for young people in Worthing.
Offering a space for our free-to-access music sessions, as well as a hub for creativity in Worthing, the new AudioActive space will have a fully equipped music production suite, community and resident studio space, subsidised offices for music industry development and partners, and a ground-floor community space used as a record store, café and live music venue.
All money raised will be reinvested into the project and providing access to music for young people in Sussex.
- Over the last 10 years, spending on youth services in England and Wales has been cut by 70% in real terms in less than a decade. (YMCA)
- Following the pandemic, there are fears up to 71% of musicians are either actively considering quitting music sector or are unsure if they will continue. (Musicians' Union)
- The British high street lost 11,000 shops in 2020. (Local Data Company)
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