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ABOUT BECOMING A TRAILBLAZER

If you love music and want to align yourself with some of the most exciting up and coming musicians working in London right now, then we’ve got you covered! If you want to support us in our work tackling inequality in the arts, particularly for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, then look no further.

By becoming an Abram Wilson Foundation Trailblazer you will help to ensure that young people with fewer opportunities get the chance to enjoy all the benefits and magic the arts can bring.

Through your regular donation you will also champion some of the best and brightest up and coming musicians around, helping them forge a sustainable career as a full-time artist, which includes supporting them in becoming workshop leaders for the next generation.

This is your chance to be part of a close-knit creative community of inspiring supporters, young people and artists. You will meet some incredible people, be acknowledged on our website, and receive regular personal emails and updates from us. These will include invites and exclusive offers to some exciting and special gigs and events.

How do I get involved?

It's easy! For a suggested donation of £10 per month you can become an exclusive member of the Abram Wilson Foundation. However, all monthly amounts are welcome, big or small.

Just sign up by clicking on the Donate button below, 'et voilà!', you are an official Abram Wilson Foundation Trailblazer.

Become part of our family of Trailblazers today and join us on our journey towards greatness.

BECOME A TRAILBLAZER NOW

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TRAILBLAZERS FAQS

WHO ARE TRAILBLAZERS?

They are people who give to the Abram Wilson Foundation on a monthly basis (we suggest £10 or more as a starting point). If you want to make an annual one-off donation then it's +£100.

WHAT ARE TRAILBLAZER TREATS?

They’re our way of saying thank you for supporting the Abram Wilson Foundation and include:

A bi-monthly newsletter
Free or discounted tickets to gigs, guest list for exclusive events, and other special offers
A mention on our website below

WHAT IF I DONATE LESS THAN £100 AS AN ANNUAL GIFT?

You will receive a monthly newsletter, you just won’t be a fully fledged Trailblazer or receive Trailblazer Treats. If you donate monthly you automatically become a Trailblazer no matter what you decide to donate, big or small.

WHAT WILL MY DONATION PAY FOR?

We’re glad you asked! Here are some examples below:

£10 pays for a roll of flip chart paper, which although doesn’t sound sexy is essential for our arts education workshops with disadvantaged young people, ensuring we record everyone’s awesome ideas throughout the sessions!

£20 covers the travel and food expenses of one workshop leader delivering at a London based school for a day. Gotta keep those energy levels up!

£30 pays for an hour of social media consultancy to one of our Career Development Artists.

£30 pays for the hire of a mic and speaker for an evening so that our up and coming musicians can practice their band leader skills during their gigs.

£50 pays for an hour of fundraising consultancy to one of our Career Development Artists.

£55 is the cost of an off-peak return train ticket for one workshop leader to travel from London to Birmingham and deliver workshops for a day.

£75 pays for an all-important Disclosure Barring Service check for one of our workshop leaders, ensuring we adhere to ours and our partnering schools' safeguarding policies

£100 covers the cost of materials for workshops with 100 disadvantaged young people, ensuring they get to express themselves in all the ways and with all the colours. Yay!

£150 covers the cost of hiring a space for a planning and training day for our arts education programme, because preparation is key!

£150 pays for a day’s training and planning session with one of our workshop leaders.

£150 pays for one mentoring session as part of our training programme for our workshop leaders.

£220 covers the cost of a Continuous Professional Development opportunity for one of our workshop leaders i.e. participating in another organisation’s workshops, learning to work with students with disabilities and additional support needs.

£250 covers the cost of safeguarding training with one of our staff members.

£250 pays for one disadvantaged young person to reap the benefits of our arts education programme for two terms.

£300 covers the travel costs of delivering our workshop programme at a deprived school in Birmingham, accessing up to 1,500 disadvantaged young people.

£300 pays for two workshop leaders to lead sessions with our partnering cultural institutions such as the National Maritime Museum where workshop participants are able to explore the collection inspired by themes connected to migration and finding a new home.

£400 pays for a teacher to participate in our workshops as a Continuous Professional Development opportunity, helping to create a legacy for the programme after it’s ended.

£450 pays for a photographer/videographer to attend workshops at one of our schools over two terms.

£500 pays for a two-hour workshop delivered by 4 exciting, diverse, up and coming musicians who are part of a live contemporary music scene to 15 diverse young people, providing positive role models in music.

£500 pays for the training and planning budget for one school ensuring that we keep building our cohort of high quality, inspiring workshop leaders.

£750 pays for a mentor to work with one of our workshop leaders over two months to help develop their education skills and ensure they can give back to the next generation.

£1,000 pays for all our online communications including content creation for a month, making sure we keep you informed of what’s happening at AWF HQ via as many channels as possible!

£1,200 pays for a full day of assemblies and workshops at one school, led by 4 workshop leaders reaching up to 1,500 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

£1,200 pays for a school performance by eight piece Afrobeat band, Kokoroko introducing students to different styles of music, positive and diverse role models working in music whilst also helping us to promote our arts education programme.

£1,500 pays for monthly coaching sessions and quarterly strategy sessions for our 2 out of 4 of our Career Development Programme artists for one year.

£3,000 pays for monthly coaching sessions and quarterly strategy sessions for our 4 Career Development Programme artists for one year.

£3,000 is the cost of filming and photographing our arts education programme across an academic year, ensuring we can share all the best moments with as wide an audience as possible!

£3,000 pays for a monitoring and evaluation specialist ensuring we are able to back up our claims about the brilliance of our work with evidence!

£3,500 pays for the delivery of a full programme of 20 hours of workshops, assemblies and performances at one school, led by 4 workshop leaders reaching up to 1,500 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds across.

£4,000 pays for our annual training budget for our arts education programme ensuring that we keep building our cohort of high quality, inspiring workshop leaders!

BECOME A TRAILBLAZER NOW

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A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR TRAILBLAZERS

-Ali Marston
-Allen Austin-Bishop
-Amelia Carter
-Anna Short
-Anna Corbett
-Annette Hobbs
-Anthony Welsh
-Barbara Burke
-Ben Lynch
-Bestman Efejuku
-Charlie & Kristina Remnant
-Chris Nott
-Claire White
-Denvor Nichols
-Eddie Latter
-Ellen Goodman
-Emily Hurrell
-Fiona McRae
-Fiona Hall
-Fred Bolza
-Georgie O'Connor-Fenton
-Virginia Graham
-Grace Theokritoff
-Haqeeq Bostan
-Hilary Hodgson
-Hugh Harford
-Ilana Rapaport-Clarke
-Jane Caldwell
-Jean Cashman
-Jenny Winsland
-Joe Hobbs
-Kate Swade
-Lily Lapenna Huda
-Lucy Whalley
-Ludwig Sels
-Margaret Lipsey
-Marina Mansilla Hermann
-Mark Sweeney
-Meg Veale
-Mike Ausden
-Nana-Efua Lawson
-Navdeep Deol
-Neil Confrey
-Nigel Gibson
-Peter Wilkinson
-Peter Treganna
-Peter Wilson
-Sharan Jaswal
-Simon Machin
-Sophie Heywood
-Stewart Wren
-Tara Siddall
-Tony Dudley-Evans
-Wei Ching Poon