By KLTV Newsdesk –
A new musical initiative has been launched in Kirklees for aspiring DJs, Producers and Music Promoters based in Kirklees.
Officially unveiled to the public on 3rd January 2022, The Saving Grace Collective alongside Bassment Studios, with support from Kirklees Council and Saving Grace Music, revealed an exciting new talent and skills development project entitled ‘The HF Development Initiative’.
The goal of the initiative is to nurture and grow local talent in the region in a wide variety of music industry roles.
The HF Initiative is an evolution of the organisation’s vision from the first Highest Frequency project compilation and offers:
Audio production and mixing assistance
Showcase and performance opportunities
Marketing and promotion of your finished song to all major digital music platforms globally
Event management/promotion workshops and opportunities
Industry advice, guidance and support for your first steps into the music industry
The project will run for a total of six months and aims to provide applicants with the skills and real-world experience in music production, performance and release guidance as well as event management and promotion.
Funding for the project was received from the Gainshare COVID recovery fund alongside the ongoing support of the LEP (West Yorkshire combined authority) and Kirklees Council for the Year of Music 2023.
Saving Grace Collective says the HF Initiative will play a key role in the upcoming Kirklees Year of Music 2023 programme, which will work to strengthen the music sector across Kirklees and develop ways to support a strong and safe nighttime economy.
The year-long programme will feature a wide variety of events and focus on facilitating world-class music education, training and skills, as well as unlocking the potential of music to enhance both physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Commenting on the launch of the HF Initiative, Savvy aka Nigel Cudjoe, Founder of the Saving Grace Collective / Music said: “We’re so excited to be launching the HF initiative following the success of previous projects. There are so many budding music professionals across our region just looking for their big break and that’s exactly what we can offer here with expert guidance and programming.”
It is hoped that through working with the council and partners the project will be continually developed year on year to offer more creative opportunities, avenues for career development, and spaces for inclusion.
‘Gain New Skills’
Councillor Will Simpson, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees added: “We are really pleased to be working with the Saving Grace Collective on this exciting project to kick start 2022.
“It’s so important that we have opportunities for people in our region to develop their professional music industry skills, and initiatives like this are fantastic to gain new skills, understand your potential and develop your career.
“We are very much looking forward to seeing the work produced from this year’s initiative.”
Applications are now open and will close on 7th February. Those wishing to apply can do so by filling in an online form.
Further information about the initiative can be found on the Saving Grace Collective website.