Irwin Mitchell And AudioActive Give Young People Something To Shout About
A national law firm and a Brighton-based music charity are singing from the same hymn sheet when it comes to supporting emerging young artists and encouraging positive social change in local communities.
Irwin Mitchell has donated £5,000 to support AudioActive’s community projects for young people in music.
As well as being a vehicle for social change, education and development, AudioActive gives talented young people the knowledge and resources to navigate the music sector. Their grass roots projects have nurtured the talent of some notable artists, not least Rizzle Kicks who are Patrons of the Charity. In 2019 AudioActive launched an artist development programme ‘Emerge’ which aiming to kick-start the careers of 2 talented but underrepresented artists each year.
Access is provided to all the resources necessary for success, including rehearsal studios, video shoots, recording opportunities and merchandise assistance. Other patrons include artists such as Rag’n’bone Man, who invited an ‘Emerge’ artist to support him on tour.
The charity’s innovative use of music for social change is also having a real impact. ‘Room to Rant’ is a mental health focussed project for young men to ‘get stuff off their chest’ through weekly rap-based sessions. ‘Break4Change’ works with families in crisis and since 2009, has helped over 200 people affected by child-to-parent violence.
Looking to the future, AudioActive is on a mission to open a centre of excellence for talent development in urban and electronic music, the first of its kind in the UK.
Expert Opinion“AudioActive does amazing work supporting budding young artists and in the success of its community projects we are proud to support their efforts.”
Delivering positive change on the ground is not easy and we have been able to offer support in a number of ways.
In an era where cuts to support services are being felt by more people, Irwin Mitchell is committed to using our social and economic standing to make a positive impact. Support for AudioActive not only ensures the continued growth and diversity of UK music but allows us to support the communities in which we all live and work.” Aurelia Butler-Ball - Senior Associate Solicitor
Adam Joolia, CEO of AudioActive said: “It’s good to be working with a company with a shared interest in the health of both the community and the music industry.
Irwin Mitchell’s support has gone far beyond the monetary value of their very generous donation. In addition to helping to boost the scale and impact of our work with young people, our evolving relationship has really contributed to the timely development of the organisation and its governance as we move toward an exciting step change in our work”
Discover more about the work of AudioActive