Situated in the Newhampton Arts Centre, it is dedicated to helping disadvantaged young people engage in music to increase their confidence, raise their self-esteem and help them to make positive changes. Its sound proofed and equipped rehearsal studios are fully accessible to disabled people, open seven days a week. It works with several local youth organisations and provides facilities at a discounted rate to vulnerable youths.
Beatsabar Music Project is a small, growing, social enterprise and registered charity providing rehearsal spaces and audio recording services, community music workshops and 1-2-1 sessions. It was set up by six individuals whose vision was to: “Let our passion for music, stimulate and allow young people to unearth hidden musical talent and showcase their ability.” The skills and experience of the team mainly related to youth work, music and sound industry and the entertainment industry.
Located in a community perceived to be culturally, economically and geographically disadvantaged, Beatsabar is open daily, welcoming musicians and music lovers from all over the Wolverhampton area to use its facilities. Beatsbar currently supports disadvantaged young people with disabilities, special educational needs, young people, NEETs, and young offenders and its outcomes include accessibility, confidence, skills, mental health and behaviour.
Beatsabar sees the importance of community cohesion and act as the link between communities and a range of other local authority and voluntary sector providers, such as the police, social workers, and teachers. Beatsabar have worked closely with individuals, youth groups and charities to empower them to identify their needs, opportunities, and plan what they want to achieve.