Dear Friends,

We would like to bring to your attention an exciting new initiative within RISE. As part of the RISE Cypher Project we are seeking to establish a community based recording studio.

The RISE music studio will give opportunities to aspiring young artists to positively express themselves and develop industry skills in a safe and supportive environment. With the assistance of our talented and professional staff who are all people of colour, we hope to provide training, educational mentoring, engineering and production facilities for young people to professionally record, market and distribute their own songs.

The need for this project arose from RISE?s strong connection with refugee communities and was designed in close consultation with local refugee and immigrant communities. One of the most common needs identified by young people is for their voice to be heard, recognised and acknowledged in addressing the various challenges they face.

As such this program is aimed at empowering participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to positively express their own identities within the context of their environment. The recording space will establish a positive relationship between participants & instructors, thereby enabling positive social skills and artistic mentorship to grow.

RISE operates in areas which are grossly underserviced and underfunded as such we are seeking your assistance in sourcing suitable equipment to establish the RISE recording studio. Examples of desired equipment include;

  • Microphones
  • Pop Filter
  • Headphones
  • Sound card
  • Reference/studio monitors
  • Digital audio workstation
  • Mixing console
  • Multi-track recorder
  • An array of musical instruments

If you would like to donate any above equipment, please contact