With generous support from Enhance Academy Trust and the Department for Education, our building work is complete. We have an incredible flagship Arts centre with amazing internal spaces. It is, however, an empty shell.
What makes CAPA College innovative is the quality of the education and outreach that we offer. We want to ensure that our students and participants have access to the BEST: the best opportunities, the teaching, the best equipment, and the best technology. and the best opportunities.
We are therefore seeking funds to equip the building with the specialist teaching equipment we need to truly become a beacon for Arts education.
In our temporary accommodation we adapted a small space, previously used as a dressing room, into ‘The Redbrick Studio’. With the aid of basic recording devices this enabled our students to record their own vocal arrangements to share on our social media channels. This was a primitive setup and, until now, we have been unable to develop this further.
With support from this campaign, we want to purchase the industry-standard equipment required to turn this into a professional operation. We would love to give our students the opportunity to showcase their skills as recording artists and vocalists, explore new creative industries through sound producing and recording and be in a position to support the community and local emerging artists.
In the wake of the pandemic, the move towards digital arts has become an integral part of the performance and creative industries and we think being able to offer access to a professional recording studio will futureproof CAPA College for years to come.
Sitting alongside 5 rehearsal studios for solo, ensemble singing and instrumental practice, the newly-equipped Redbrick Studio will:
- Inspire the next generation of recording artists
- Enable the recording and dissemination of professional tracks
- Support new and emerging artists
- Welcome professional recording artists
- Facilitate the creation of audition tapes, showreels and music videos
- Advance the study of music production
- Produce live broadcasts of Redbrick Studio sessions
- Be an invaluable resource for artistic communities in the North
The following equipment will provide the initial kit-out of The Redbrick Studio and enrich Wakefield’s growing cultural community at a pivotal point in the regeneration of the city. Should we surpass our target, we will be able to obtain more equipment with cutting-edge digital capabilities.
- Mac Studio computer – £3,999
- Lewitt LCT 1040 microphone with shock mount – £2,999
- Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 camera – £3,015
- Blackmagic URSE Studio viewfinder G2 – £1,305