BIACA - THE GARAGE

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BIACA - THE GARAGE

Brixton Inclusive By Brixton Inclusive

The Garage space is a large concrete building at the back of We Are 336 Brixton Road that we intend to convert to a performance and workshop space for local children, young people and families to use.

Lambeth Fundraising stage

2
backers
£2,050
pledged of £66,779
37
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £66,779 by 25 Sep 2017

Brixton Inclusive is seeking to create a viable community Arts space to secure our future and that of the arts provision we deliver. The Garage is perfectly built and suitable for conversion into a perfect Black Box space for performance and rehearsals, it is also well situated between two of Brixton's most iconic housing estates, Stockwell Park and Angel Town with easy access for the local communities of Brixton, Lambeth and the wider surrounding Boroughs We believe that the local communities who suffer from high levels of unemployment, poverty and social deprivation as well as a severe gun and knife crime problem amongst the young deserve to have their own safe spaces and places. Brixton Inclusive is a Lambeth based Inclusive Arts Charity, who run regular Interdisciplinary Art projects for 5 – 25+ year olds, from Diverse, Black and other minority groups in; drama, dance, music, spoken word and performance Arts which emanate from the diverse cultural communities of Lambeth.

What we'll deliver:

  • To provide high quality Inclusive arts training for children and young adults from low income families
  • BIACA aims to develop confidence self-esteem and improve social skills and collective working.
  • Using team building games and creative techniques to develop learning through arts training and creative play.
  • Peer Mentoring, provides guidance support, develops emotional resilience, develops family as well as social interactions
  • Our volunteering programme prepare young people for adult life and future careers within Inclusive arts delivery.
  • Running a Campaign will encourage leadership, independent strategic thinking as well as group cooperation

Why it's a great idea:

Brixton is currently being extensively regenerated; however, many of these development projects may well be isolating to the under-privileged communities, alienating them even further. Brixton Inclusive is committed to robustly countering this, by providing high quality arts-based interventions, activities and opportunities for those that are excluded or disenfranchised. Over the coming months progressing in 2017, Brixton Inclusive will aim to renovate and utilise the block Garage space area at the back of the building for the benefit and enrichment of the local community, young people, children and parents. Having to hire rehearsal spaces is always a problematic scenario, the spaces may be booked out and the costs are always prohibitive to our small charity. For our children and young people to have their own workshop space would free up financial resources within our company and create continuity and sustainability for the company and the activities we provide.

Steps to get it done:

  • That the right specialist are contracted for the building programme.
  • That the performance space is secured and booked for the period of the workshops.
  • That Volunteers are inducted and secured for the programme duration.
  • That young people are contracted into becoming youth trainees.
  • That parents join the steering committee to help plan the sessions.
  • That young people join the steering committee to co design the project.
  • That our management remains strong and robust.
  • That our workshop tutors are booked and secured for the start of activities.
  • Building Plans are drafted and developed with architect
  • Building Doors are fixed
  • Electrics are completed
  • Sprung Floor is put into space
  • Heating is put in
  • Mirrors are placed within the performance space
  • Internal and external branding completed
  • Seating and staging

Brixton Inclusive have become well known amongst our local communities for their inclusive practice. Our classes increase health and physical fitness, celebrating the cultures of our vibrant diverse client base, improving their self belief, self-esteem. All this helps keeping them away from the risks associated with youth criminality and violent behaviour. Our activities such as Drama also to increase emotional resilience particularly dealing with stress associated with adolescents, School and family relationships especially surrounding image. Attending the BIACA academy once a week will enable the children and young people to feel more positive about being part of a positive and vibrant arts group, feeling better about themselves and their particular area within the borough of Lambeth. Brixton Inclusive, believe that attending our after School arts provision will Develop better social skills and independence and life skills with a view towards life progressions.

Location Lambeth

Lambeth has 187 other projects and £905,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

This area at the heart of Brixton, a diverse in community with high poverty levels

Council

London Borough of Lambeth

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How will the money be spent?Total £66,779

Sliding hall divider installed - £15,630 (23%)
Sprung Floor - £8,850 (13%)
Lighting Rig Electrics - £7,945 (12%)
Performance Space - £7,000 (10%)
The building is secured - £7,000 (10%)
Signage & Cosmetics - £5,000 (7%)
BIACA GARAGE BUILDING WORKS - £4,000 (6%)
Performance Space - £3,000 (4%)
IN KIND SUPPORT, INCLUSIVE TUTORS - £2,000 (3%)
Other - £6,354 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

23%
Sliding hall divider installed
£15,630
13%
Sprung Floor
£8,850
12%
Lighting Rig Electrics
£7,945
10%
Performance Space
£7,000
10%
The building is secured
£7,000
7%
Signage & Cosmetics
£5,000
6%
BIACA GARAGE BUILDING WORKS
£4,000
4%
Performance Space
£3,000
3%
IN KIND SUPPORT, INCLUSIVE TUTORS
£2,000
10%
Other
£6,354
  • Spacehive fees
    £2,921
  • Transaction Fees
    £2,848
  • VAT
    £584

Total £66,779

Our Wish List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and stuff to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Offer Something' button to the right to get involved.
  • Wooden Sprung dance Floor Fixed Theatre Lighting Rig / Scaffolding Heating Lighting Electrics Door Renovation Signage Cosmetic plastering Painting Staging Theatre Seating

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