New recording studio to support people upon release
Prison-based record label InHouse Records has been awarded a £90,000 loan from Nesta‘s Cultural Impact Development Fund. The loan will extend its services from behind bars to ongoing support for people upon release.
The loan will enable a new hub, in the form of a pop-up and recording studio, to serve as a safe space for graduates of InHouse Records’ in-prison programme. The organisation’s long-term goal is to focus on using music to improve core competencies and employability skills, and help graduates lead empowered, fulfilling, and crime-free lives.
As a fully operational store selling vinyl records, CDs, and other merchandise, the pop-up will provide graduates with the opportunity to engage with employment, produce music, and perform live showcases.
Additionally, the studio will serve as a space for musicians of all kinds to record, produce, and release music under the InHouse label. This will provide a source of earned income to subsidise operations.
Applications to the Cultural Impact Development Fund are open on a rolling basis until 31st August 2021.
Image: InHouse Records at Clinks’ conference