The Sussex Charity, whose boss is Rag’n’Bone Man, needs your help to transform the place of Worthing
The new center of the old Dorothy Perkins clothing store in Montague Road will offer free music sessions and projects, a fully equipped music production suite, community and resident recording studios, rehearsal rooms, subsidized offices for development partners of the music industry and a community space on the ground floor.
Over 80% of the reclamation costs have already been increased, but AudioActive is now reaching out to businesses and local communities to help them bring this project to fruition.
Adam Joolia, Managing Director, said: “We have been overwhelmed by Worthing’s generosity so far, both from the board, whose vision and support in moving the project forward at this point has been invaluable – and many businesses and residents who offered to help.
To kick off the fundraiser, the charity offered to match the pound-for-pound donations made to AudioActive’s GoFundMe up to a value of £ 3,000.
All the funds raised will allow AudioActive to invest in the equipment of the new creation space, as well as in the program of free activities that will be based there, including Equalizer, a music production site for young women.
Councilor Kevin Jenkins, deputy head of Worthing Borough Council and executive member for regeneration, said; “I am delighted that AudioActive, which has such a reputation for its fantastic work, is coming here.”
The venue received approval from artist and AudioActive patron Rag’n’Bone Man, who said, “The pandemic has hit music and young people hard and this space is going to be a game-changer.
There is a lot of hidden talent in Worthing and I fully support AudioActive’s work here. I wish I had something like this where I grew up!
Those interested in supporting the project can donate through GoFundMe, or contact AudioActive to discuss sponsorship options for the next space via [email protected]