Program: Access to Arts
Area of Work: Arts
Grant Purpose: General Support
Building Beats empowers youth through music education. They partner with public schools, community centers and homeless youth programs to offer specialized in-school and after-school programs in the art of digital music production and DJing that teach entrepreneurial, leadership, and life skills to under-served youth.
Purpose: To support their Digital Music Production Workshops which teach digital and technological skills in music-making.
Digital Music Production Workshops are taught by a team of professional DJs and music producers through an applied curriculum developed in partnership with the music industry.
Beginning as a small cohort of programs located in the Bronx and Manhattan, the organization has grown to implement over 1,000 workshops across 35 community partners in low-income neighborhoods throughout New York City.