IllinoisHumanities

Free Write Sound & Vision provides full-service sound reinforcement and production support for all sizes and styles of events.

Unlike similar services, Free Write S&V is committed to social justice and employment equity in the arts industry. We hire and train alumni of Free Write Arts & Literacy and other young, primarily African American and Latinx adults with barriers to employment. We then support them as they make their way into an arts industry that is in need of a diverse, young workforce.

Participants begin as apprentices working their way through a customized certification program to become production assistants. They then have the opportunity to advance to positions such as lead technician, studio engineer, DJ, customer support specialist, and beyond.