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Blended Studios - Creative Space

Funded on Spacehive 31 January 2021 Delivered 23 March 2021

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Blended Studios - Creative Space

Blended Studios - Creative Space

Blended Studios By Blended Studios

Blended Studios provides a creative space for young people and the wider community in North Tyneside. It's staff help local people to find the confidence to express themselves through the arts.

North Shields Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 31 Jan 2021!

Blended Studios provides a creative space for young people and the wider community in North Tyneside. This space is currently used as an alternative education provision Monday - Friday 10am-14.00. The young people who visit us are some of the most vulnerable and challenging in the local area, most having been excluded from mainstream education. Blended Studios also work with older children and young offenders outside of our education times. We teach young people skills in the creative arts, such as music performance/production, videography/green screen, photography and graphic design/art. We also work on numerous projects within the wider community which makes the studio a fully accessible, creative space for young people and adults alike. We are currently applying for funding to purchase some new audio/visual equipment in order to better equip the attendees, allowing them to create great music and music videos.

What we'll deliver:

  • To equip our music studio room with new recording equipment and instruments.
  • The purchase of a brand new podcasting suite for attendees.
  • New videography equipment to assist in the recording of short films which carry positive messages to the community.
  • To start a new music development scheme for young talent, encouraging them to record, release and perform their music

Why it's a great idea:

We have had a lot of young people access our space in recent months due to Covid 19 and the effects this has had on their mental health, and social interaction. Engaging in expressive arts has proven to have made a huge positive difference to the lives of the Blended Studios attendees. The young people who engage in projects here now have a safe place at the studio where they can take part in activities which help them learn new skills which in turn can influence future education and employment opportunities. The studio gives members of the community the chance to operate, train and practice using media equipment that they may not have access to in their everyday lives. Blended Studios newest enterprise allows local musicians, vloggers, film makers, photographers and podcasters to use the facilities as a home to build their own amazing high quality creations.

Steps to get it done:

  • To provide high quality arts provisions for young people and adults

Blended Studios are determined to provide a happy, safe and caring environment in which learning can take place for those in challenging circumstances. This environment will promote dynamic and supportive learning, meeting the educational and social needs of young people and adults; delivering an innovative education programme which is flexible and tailored to meet their individual learning needs and personality. Our aim is for the Young People to ENGAGE, ENJOY and EXCELL, promoting confidence and self esteem along the way. By empowering our Young People so they may progress their educational and social development, gaining personal attitudes, abilities and resources that will inform their future choices and expand their life goals.


Location North Shields

About the space

Custom Location


North Tyneside Council

How will the money be spent?Total £8,250

Staffing x2 - £2,000 (24%)
New Camera - £1,449 (18%)
Broadcast bundle - £1,049 (13%)
Podcast Equipment - £999 (12%)
Electronic Drum Kit - £699 (8%)
Portable Green Screen x2 - £660 (8%)
Podcast table - £550 (7%)
Portable recorder - £261 (3%)
Other - £583 (7%)

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.

Staffing x2
New Camera
Broadcast bundle
Podcast Equipment
Electronic Drum Kit
Portable Green Screen x2
Podcast table
Portable recorder
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Purchase further music equipment
  • Upgrade studio technology
  • Upgrade studio facilities

Total £8,250

Our Volunteer List

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