The Digital Hub & BIMM Institute Dublin pilot new afterschool programme for young people in community.
The Digital Hub and BIMM Institute Dublin established ‘The Liber8 Music Project‘ to give 13-to-17-year olds, living in Dublin 8 and its surroundings, who may have limited exposure to music and digital media, an opportunity to immerse themselves in a creative programme.
What will the young people learn at The Liber8 Music Project?
During the free to attend programme, run outside of school for 10 weeks, the young people will complete three modules.
1. ‘Music Styles’ – Participants will go on a journey through lots of styles of music, what they sound like and what they mean!
2. ‘Introduction to Performance Techniques’ – Participants will learn to use the guitar, bass, drums or vocals; and will perform live at the end of the project.
3. ‘An Introduction to Recording and Sound Design’ – Participants will explore the use of technology to make the music they love.
Throughout The Liber8 Music Programme, the young participants will develop 21st century skills, such as teamwork, communication and critical thinking skills, that they will need to succeed in their careers.
When and where will The Liber8 Music Project be held?
- The pilot programme will run during the 2017/2018 academic year with two classes of 20 participants attending a 10-week programme for free.
- The first group will attend classes starting on 11th of October and will complete the programme in December 2017.
- Classes will be held after school, on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30PM to 6PM.
- Classes will take place at The Digital Hub (Digital Depot building on Roe Lane, off Thomas Street, Dublin 8) and BIMM Institute Dublin (Francis Street, Dublin 8).
- All course materials, equipment and musical instruments will be provided at classes.
How to apply & further information
Please complete this application form by Monday, 2nd October, and email it to email@example.com or post / drop-in to Digital Depot, Roe Lane (off Thomas Street), The Digital Hub, Dublin 8, D08 TCV4.
If you have a question about The Liber8 Music Project please telephone Caroline on 01 480 6200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Why ‘The Liber8 Music Project’?
The name of this programme – The Liber8 Music Project – was inspired by the community in which The Digital Hub and BIMM Institute Dublin are based; the historic Liberties area of Dublin 8. It is one of Dublin City’s most colourful and creative communities, and its young residents will have an opportunity to unleash their creativity in this new community digital learning programme, with a musical focus.
About The Digital Hub
Based in the historic Liberties area of Dublin city centre, The Digital Hub is an enterprise cluster for growing technology companies. Home to almost 100 established businesses and employing just over 700 people, The Digital Hub is the largest cluster of digital media, technology and Internet businesses in Ireland, providing a space for indigenous and global enterprises to scale and grow, alongside industry organisations.
In addition to its development and support of an enterprise cluster, The Digital Hub continues to deliver on its commitment to the local Liberties community of Dublin 8 through its strategic Community Learning Initiatives Programmes including Future Creators (13-16 years), Future Creators Cadets (10-12 years), D8 Surfers Club (Seniors) and now The Liber8 Music Project (13-17 years) in partnership with BIMM Dublin.
About BIMM Institute Dublin
With The Liber8 Music Project, BIMM Institute Dublin aims to play a part in exposing students from Dublin 8 to life at a third level college with the aim of reinforcing the idea that attending college is an attractive option, as well as a realistic goal. With an established presence in the heart of the Liberties on Francis St. and The Coombe since 2011, BIMM Institute Dublin is actively supporting and adding to the development of the local community by establishing this exciting new project with The Digital Hub which will hopefully create and nurture an interest in the value of education not only in music but all arenas, for people from all backgrounds.
BIMM Institute Dublin is a third level music college with a campus based in The Liberties, Dublin 8. BIMM, The British and Irish Modern Music Institute, currently has colleges in seven cities – Dublin, London, Berlin, Manchester, Bristol, Brighton and Birmingham with courses validated by highly regarded education partners such as the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) in Ireland– and is proud to be the largest and leading provider of contemporary music education in the Ireland, UK and the rest of Europe.
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