A world class recording and rehearsal studio in Doncaster is making its services free of charge to local artists, schools and community members for a limited period, thanks to funding from South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority.
Supanova Studios, based in Armthorpe, Doncaster, has been awarded £35,000 under the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) which in total provided £1m funding for arts & culture organisations and freelancers across South Yorkshire.
The studio, run by Creative Director Jason Burns, is now able to offer free access to a wide range of its services including audio recording, band rehearsal rooms, as well as support with production techniques. It also includes access to talented music teachers available in its Drum & Guitar school and singing tuition and taster sessions.
Supanova Studios boasts the largest live recording room in South Yorkshire, three fully equipped rehearsal studios and a world class vocal booth, plus a fully mirrored dance studio.
“We applied for the arts & culture funding as we have seen how badly hit local musicians and artists have been in this area by the pandemic,” explains Jason Burns, Creative Director at Supanova Studios. “We also had to close our doors for several months due to lockdown restrictions and it was an extremely difficult time. Local artists, musicians and dancers are working hard to build their businesses back and we wanted to be able to support them and the community through our studio.” He adds: ”Anyone interested should visit our website and book online or call us now!”
Supanova Studios has been used by big names in the music industry such as YungBlud and Bang Bang Romeo, as well as in recordings for TV shows including Digging for Britain and Walking Victorian Britain.
Supanova Studios offers world class recording, mixing, editing and mastering services, as well as Popstar parties for children, hen parties and any other groups.
Kate Brindley, Director of Arts, Culture and Heritage at South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, said: “It is fantastic to see South Yorkshire’s Arts & Culture fund supporting so many organisations that help talented local people and community groups to get back on track following the pandemic. “With our arts and culture sector being so badly affected, this funding is just what South Yorkshire needs to make a difference to people and our communities where it matters most.”
Doncaster received £400k from South Yorkshire MCA’s ARG fund, for which local organisations and freelancers applied to Doncaster Council. The funding has been allocated to a wide range of activities providing experiences for young people whose health and wellbeing has been affected by the pandemic; a celebration of Doncaster’s history in glassmaking; plus programmes to engage people in creative industry experiences to enhance social behaviours and raise career aspirations.
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