Social Justice Fund

Pirate Studios

Pirate Studios is a community of 24-hour studio spaces, which started small with its first studio in Bristol and now spans more than 700 studios worldwide, providing a welcoming space for creatives to connect, share and collaborate. 

Impact at a glance

Sony Music UK’s Social Justice Fund enables Pirate to build upon The National Youth Studio Fund, an existing partnership between National Lottery Community Fund, Small Green Shoots and Pirate Studios – helping to develop skills, improve education, and offer career opportunities in safe and welcoming studio environments. 

The first grant helped to fund a pilot that ran for six months in three regions (London, South West and North West), to prove the effectiveness of music with youth engagement and form the basis for a much larger national programme. Following the pilot’s success, the Social Justice Fund committed to supporting another year of the programme across the UK.

Find out more about Pirate Studios here.