Driven by the idea of female empowerment behind the leap year (which was considered the only day a woman could propose marriage to a man), we want to present several events with a focus on the South Asian perspective that:
• are led by and feature women;
• discuss the unique experiences of women;
• and inspire women of the next generation to pursue success in the arts.
The intention of this project is to encourage an appreciation of women whilst also providing a platform for current female musicians, inspiring the next generation of female arts practitioners and promoting the arts as an area for more young people to actively get involved in, whether it is music, dance, or any other art form.
Please help us to put on an exciting festival featuring incredible female artists and arts facilitators; the proceedings will go towards events such as:
1) one interpretive and one Indian classical dance performance (with a preceding dance workshop open to the public)
2) a sitar concert by the Europe’s finest sitarist, Roopa Panesar
3) a ghazal concert celebrating the love, longing and loss of woman
4) a panel discussion featuring inspirational women of colour working in the arts
5) most importantly, a musical presentation by SAA-uk’s young female sitarists (called Upstage), which includes rehearsals and composing music with Roopa Panesar!
It would be amazing to have your support to create an unforgettable festival designed to promote, support and exhibit the best of women in the arts!
If you are happy to donate without rewards, that’s fine, but we have some things for you if you do!
For £5, we will make a thank-you post on social media with your name on it, so the world knows about your generosity!
For £10, we will make a thank you post on social media and a keyring with the SAA-uk logo for you to treasure forever!
For £20, we will show our gratitude via social media and also send you a SAA-uk-embossed keyring and an environmentally-friendly SAA-uk tote-bag!
For £50, we will make a thank-you post on social media, send you a custom SAA-uk keyring, and send you a signed photo of Roopa with Upstage!
For £100, we will make a thank-you post on social media, send you an embossed keyring and tote-bag, and a free ticket to one of our LEAP events!*
For £150, we will make a thank-you post on social media, send you an embossed keyring and tote-bag, a free ticket to one of our LEAP events AND one complimentary ticket to SAA-uk’s Spring/Summer concert series!**
*T&Cs apply. Free ticket may only be applied to the two Indian classical dance performances, the sitar concert, the ghazal concert and the panel discussion – the dance workshop is open to the public. All expenses accrued outside of the actual performance/presentation (i.e. food, drink, travel) will not be subsidised by SAA-uk.
**T&Cs apply. The complimentary ticket to SAA-uk’s Spring/Summer concert series excludes Summer Solstice and workshops. Please contact email@example.com for more information.