Posted on: August 20th, 2020
Vic Studios has been successful in winning financial support from Arts Council Wales to help it adapt to and survive the COVID-19 emergency. This will help fund an increase in the amount of online teaching, coaching and networking it delivers and the updating and expansion of the accredited and unaccredited courses it offers.
“Through the opportunities it gives children and young people in the Wrexham area to express themselves, learn and find their confidence through music, Vic Studios can makes a big difference to their lives. The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted the services we provide to social services, care providers, local charities and families. We salute Arts Council Wales for enabling us to move some of these services online and also helping us update and broaden the range of courses we will be able to offer when the current crisis is over” says Dave Gray, a Director of Vic Studios.
“It’s really important that grassroots arts and culture organisations like Vic Studios don’t get overlooked when it comes to reopening the local economy because they will have a key part to play in restoring and improving community morale and mental health. We will do everything we can to ensure that already disadvantaged children and young people do not become more disadvantaged as a result of the pandemic.”
Vic Studios is an award-winning, not-for-profit, social enterprise based in Wrexham. It is dedicated to transforming young lives through music. Youth Justice, Social Services, Schools, Care Providers, Charities and Parents refer disadvantaged children to us and we improve their self-esteem and prospects by helping them play music, make music and share music.