Community Matters is undertaking research into the costs of hiring community spaces across the UK.
Suitable spaces for music making and performance are essential for leisure-time music groups. Groups need rehearsal and performance spaces that are fit for purpose, financially and physically accessible, and with suitable transport links. Post-pandemic, it has sadly become even harder than before to find such spaces, especially with adequate ventilation.
The aim of this new survey is to produce comparisons about the capacity of spaces available, and also the hire costs broken down by region. It is hoped a full report will be published later this year and the data shared with relevant organisations, including Making Music.
Anyone who manages a building or community space, or rents out a room, is invited to complete the survey. If that is not you, please do share this link with your networks or spaces that you use. The more data that is gathered, the greater the evidence base that can be used for campaigning and advocacy in the future.
The survey is anonymous and takes around seven minutes to complete.