support the production of specific online programmes including artists’ fees, filming and recording, animation and photography.
support the production of high-quality online materials for use in the classroom which will be designed in partnership with our artists and schools.
Young Artist Sponsor:
support our BREMF Live! alumni to develop much-needed digital skills and experience. Our online support will include mentoring and seminars to enable young artists to adapt to the post-COVID world.
Examples of where your donation might go
- £3,000 could fund a filmed event in its entirety
- £1,000 could support the costs of an ensemble for a day’s filming
- £600 could cover the cost of fortepiano hire
- £300 could support work on animated film content
We of course welcome sponsorship at all levels and are grateful for your generosity.
BREMF@home, our 2020 Festival, will feature 10 online events in the autumn that will be premiered on YouTube and then remain online for a week (dates TBC). The costs involved in producing these events will not necessarily be lower than staging a live concert, and will certainly involve a great deal more work. These will not just be filmed concerts, but will take advantage of the opportunities the screen provides by including location filming, animation and background documentary-style information using a more effective medium to bring different art forms and culture together.
We hope to reach audiences in the thousands around the globe, greatly extending the reputation and reach of BREMF by making these events freely available, while requesting donations to help cover costs.
Owing to the high levels of free content currently available online, it is likely most donations will come from people who know about the Festival or who are already fans of early music. Despite this we feel that a donation model, rather than a paywall, gives us the opportunity to reach an entirely new global audience for our work.
By sponsoring one of our events you will not only help us meet our inevitable shortfall, but you will be helping to spread awareness of the beautiful and rich diversity of early music around the earth.
With no support from grant-giving organisations this year, the Festival will rely on its warm and generous family of Friends and Sponsors; a family with shared dreams and aims, to weather the current storm and still do something wonderful!
“BREMF has transformed the musical life of Brighton and the surrounding area and places strong emphasis on supporting young musicians as well as established professionals. The public have lots of opportunities to become involved by taking part in workshops or volunteering. Young people can gain valuable experience of arts administration.”
Audience feedback BREMF 2019
Support the production of high-quality online materials for use in the classroom which will be designed in partnership with our artists and schools.
“A breathtaking concert came to St Marks Choir and the music was so moving and it really did touch my heart but the worst part was the band leaving. If I wasn’t so lost in the music it would’ve had me in pieces and it really was the best time of year 6 in my opinion.”
Letter received from a Year 6 student after a classroom session by BREMF Live! ensemble Dramma per Musica, spring 2019
“I enjoyed performing in the church because I was really nervous at first and I felt really happy by the end. My family were proud of me and I felt proud of myself. It felt like something special to play music in the church.”
Eleanor, student at Hill Park Special School on BREMF’s Singing Across Europe education project, spring 2019
Young Artist sponsor
Support our BREMF Live alumni to develop much-needed digital skills and experience. Our online support will include mentoring and seminars to enable young artists to adapt to the post-COVID world.
“This time gave me so much confidence with ornaments and also lots of ideas to try out at home. What I loved most was how much the audience were consciously and constantly in our minds. They were not a body to be fearful of but instead represented a challenge : how clear and compelling can we make this story for them?”
La Dafne Instrumental Player 2020
“Beautiful music, beautifully performed and staged. A real privilege and treat to attend such a special opera, provided only by an organisation such as BREMF.”
Audience feedback to La Dafne 2020