AMP (Accessible Music Productions) is HOME’s project for music lovers, makers and shakers aged 18-25 with different abilities and additional needs. Working in partnership with Venture Arts, AMP includes monthly music workshops that will support musicians to write, play and create music from an eclectic mix of sounds plus House Party, a quarterly club night with open mic, live music, DJ’s and dancing ‘til late.
AMP is a collaborative project between cousins Dominic Bennett and Pat Farrell who were members of HOME’s Project X collective. Dominic wanted to share his love of rap, hip hop and making music as well as create a platform for disabled artists to showcase their music and Pat, following the success of his nights with music collective Leanin’, wanted to launch a fully accessible, inclusive club night that was more representative of everyone’s tastes and most importantly took place on a Friday night.
AMP is delivered in partnership with Venture Arts and has become possible with generous funding from Young Manchester who are striving to improve opportunities for all children and young people across Manchester, the Rix Thompson Rothenberg Foundation and the National Lottery through Community Fund.