Lockdown Online Music Workshops

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Lockdown Online Music Workshops

Lockdown Online Music Workshops

Sirlute By Sirlute

Sirlute is responding directly to the current Coronavirus outbreak. With online music learning webinars, talks with industry experts, 121 and small group mentoring for at risk young people.

Tower Hamlets Fundraising stage

pledged of £8,511
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £8,511 by 01 Jun 2020

COVID-19 lockdown has forced the population to surrender their everyday lives. The extent of self-isolation has impacted our young community. Our young people are finding it extremely difficult, being made to isolate and abandon normality for the foreseeable future, which leaves them vulnerable to risk taking behaviour. Sirlute has a direct response to the crisis to protect young people and support key workers. Delivering online learning programmes that are age related from 5-18 years old. Programmes will run for 12 weeks and be delivered by experienced musicians and people of the industry. The vision is to use isolation as a gateway to learn, teach, support and share with like-minded individuals within the Sirlute family.

What we'll deliver:

  • 800 hours in 6 months of community outreach services
  • 200 online and studio based workshops
  • 200 free studio sessions for under 19s
  • 5 employees (founder, apprentices and trainee)
  • 20 freelancers (musicians, content makers, industry experts, tutors)
  • Online tutorial videos (pre-recorded) and classes (live)
  • Build a professional music studio
  • Build a professional photography & media studio
  • End of lockdown and studio opening ceremony

Why it's a great idea:

This project will help at risk, hard to reach young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to stay away from endangering environments. With a music education programme that will bring individuals together, in a safe space for them to make their own original pieces of music and take part in positive activities. Young people will work together and build strong relationships in and across communities, helping them to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchasing equipment and launching online programme
  • Share first piece of work from a YoungStar
  • Share 10 pieces of work from a YoungStar
  • Build or relocate Pepper st. Studio
  • Share first piece of work from Pepper st. Studio after crisis
  • Launch first workshop after crisis
  • Host first showcase ceremony after crisis
  • Hire four employees after crisis
  • Purchase equipment to facilitate music production & songwriting workshops for group sizes up to 20
  • Purchase equipment to facilitate media and live workshops for group sizes up to 8

Location Tower Hamlets

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London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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How will the money be spent?Total £8,511

iPad (x10) - £5,100 (60%)
Operations cover - £2,000 (24%)
Insurance - £600 (7%)
Other - £811 (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.

iPad (x10)
Operations cover
  • 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:

  • Music, film and photography equipment
  • Build and furnish studios
  • Learning material - printer, paper, pads, all stationary

Total £8,511

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