Jason and Ismael Case Studies – Recent Post Widget Case Studies Jason and Ismael Callum Michaela Kiya Humayra Frank Summer Joseph Jason and Ismael Spotlight, the Myplace centre in Lansbury, Tower Hamlets, offers a programme of activities based on the interests and needs of young people locally. “You Can’t Handle The Booth”, a grime music programme run by the Ruff Sqwad Arts Foundation on Fridays at Spotlight, attracts up to 50 of young people each week. Jason and Ismael are Grime musicians but before joining Spotlight, they had hardly been in a music studio and their self-confidence was low. They were unsure of their own talents. Ismael described himself before joining Spotlight as being “mentally lost” and initially be was reluctant to commit to attending the programme. However, after a few weeks, with help and encouragement from the team at Spotlight and the Ruff Sqwad Arts Foundation, they had both become regular attenders. “You Can’t Handle the Booth” provided Jason and Ismael with the structured support that they needed to develop both their skills and confidence. Spotlight’s facilities –which include a state of the art music studio, broadcast facilities, and a large, fully equipped, stage for performances- has helped them learn how to showcase those skills to a wider audience. Jason and Ismael both believe that their mindset has changed as result of attending the programme. Their “Grime Music Facilitator”, Prince confirms this noting that “when Jason and Ismael first started attending, they never came with material. Now they lead by example and the rest of the young people see their work ethic and are pushed to do more.” In Jason’s own words: “When the studio isn’t on, it’s the worst feeling. It kills us, even for just a week. Our catalogue is huge now, as we have made the most of this opportunity. Spotlight feels like home; a physical studio space and the people that make it happen matter. Spotlight has guaranteed facilities for practicing and support. It’s priceless”.