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CLIP awarded £30,000 to fund two years of free music workshops for young people in Colchester.

We’re bursting with excitement announce we’ve received £30,000 of support from Youth Music. Starting this September we’ll be running two years of FREE music making workshops and projects for young people in Colchester and surrounding areas, thanks to the National Lottery via Arts Council England.

The money will be used to fund our weekly music workshops (ages 12+) at Firstsite which returns on Monday 13th September 5.30-7.30pm, and our Soundtrack course, an online course in writing music for film (ages 16+) specifically for young musicians from Tendring – applications for which are open now! Find out more here.

Long term funding like this enables CLIP to continue empowering young creatives to get curious with sound. Allowing us to reach more young people to get them experimenting, composing and performing exciting new music. Our workshops and projects empower young musicians to take risks and build confidence, and give young musicians in Colchester and Tendring access to opportunities and equipment they wouldn’t otherwise have access to, such as synthesisers, music technology software and performance opportunities.

CLIP Co-Founder Frazer Merrick said

“we’re delighted to have the support of Youth Music, the money will be put to great use enabling young musicians to experiment with equipment they may not otherwise have access to and to create fun musical experiences for all skills levels.”

Matt Griffiths, Youth Music CEO says:

“It’s crucial we enable more young people to make, learn and earn in music, whatever their background or goal. That’s why we’re excited to invest in progressive organisations like CLIP, who lead the way with their innovative approach and dedication to diversifying music.”

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