The Bunker will kick off 12 months of music training workshops and employment initiatives next month to build on their successful history of providing an alternative centre for the development of the local music community.
Starting in July, anyone over 18 who is also unemployed, is eligible to take part in a series of music workshops covering a wide range of disciplines. The programme will have learning at their heart but will also include sessions for those looking to engage in new skills or activities that may otherwise have been unavailable to them.
This innovative approach helps to improve the confidence and motivation of the learner and helps move people toward a desire to look at employment options. This industry is massively overlooked in terms of employment opportunities, as people often feel it is not a viable option. However, our contact base is such that we are able to offer every attendee a placement at a local Creative Business within the city.
This project will also include a Creative Arts Work club where we highlight progression routes and help identify potential Employment opportunities with specialist job search support and assistance within this industry. Each participant will develop the self-confidence and the skills necessary to look at job opportunities, produce a relevant CV, and facilitate a placement where they can experience the job for real to improve their chance of a career within the Creative industry. We will use our contacts to explore placements including Instrument tuition, DJing, Sound Engineering, Journalism, Radio Production, Social Media, Artist Management, Event Promotions, and many other supporting roles in the industry.
This month also sees the launch of the All Nations project on July 5th with a group of local refugees and asylum seekers experiencing the professional studio environment for the first time. Twenty participants from across Sunderland will come together and enjoy a variety of music workshops from our professionally trained staff with the aim of developing the groups social skillls whilst inspiring musical creativity.