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Tomorrow's Warriors Fundraiser

Tomorrow's Warriors, the award-winning free young Artist Development Programme at Southbank Centre that aims to 'help aspiring young jazz musicians discover their magic and achieve their creative ambitions, is under threat from a lack of funding, and they need your help'. Here's what they have to say:

Tomorrow's Warriors urgently need your help to save the award-winning £FREE Young Artist Development Programme at Southbank Centre, which is under threat of closure in 2019 due to lack of funding. The current funding runs out in December 2018, and we are urgently seeking help from the jazz and wider community while we try to secure replacement funding from other sources. Please take a look at our short film to hear our alumni explain why this programme is so vital, not only to young musicians but also to the jazz scene as a whole.

Tomorrow's Warriors Artist Development Programme helps aspiring young jazz musicians discover their magic and achieve their creative ambitions. Free access to this programme has proved crucial in nurturing the nascent talent and early careers of so many of the most exciting UK artists currently tearing up the international jazz scene.

Based at Southbank Centre in London, Tomorrow’s Warriors offers a pioneering, comprehensive programme of learning and training which, in particular, champions and supports young people from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, girls and those whose financial or other challenging circumstances would tend to lock them out of opportunities to pursue a career in the music industry.

The core ethos of Tomorrow’s Warriors is 'each one, teach one', where each generation supports the next, sharing skills, passing on the legacy and building a vibrant, supportive community.

What the Programme Offers:

Up to 150 young musicians access our comprehensive Artist Development Programme at Southbank Centre each year, benefiting directly from a rich and immersive development experience that offers:

●  420+ weekly development workshops and band rehearsals led by trained, inspirational music leaders
●   48+ regular live performance opportunities in quality music venues and festivals
●   Tickets to see world-class international artists in concert
●   Professional and peer mentoring
●   Masterclasses and specialist training to develop artistic and educational practice
●   Collaborations with other artists, groups and art forms
●   Opportunities to participate in our international partners' programmes
●   Apprenticeships, work experience and volunteering opportunities to support skills development
●   Quality paid employment opportunities
●   Career development opportunities and access to our network of industry professionals
●   Outstanding pastoral care from our dedicated Tomorrow's Warriors team
●   Access to an awesome, collaborative professional network of jazz musicians and other creatives
...and so much more!

To find out more information about Tomorrow's Warriors, and to make a donation to help keep this vital programme going, head to gofundme.com/iamwarrior