by [email protected] in Oxford, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 30th June 2018 we successfully raised £7,417 with 121 supporters in 28 days

After six years without a permanent home, YWMP has finally been offered a safe space to make our own, but we need help to secure it!

by [email protected] in Oxford, England, United Kingdom

We need space to be free, a space to just grow, a space to evolve,

We need a space to let go, a space we all know, a space to call home’.

After six years without a permanent home, Young Women's Music Project (YWMP) has finally been offered a safe space to make our own, but we need help to secure it!

YWMP has been providing a vital safe and supportive environment for girls and young women aged between 14-21 to make music, learn new skills, and creatively express themselves since 2000. Many of the young people we support come from disadvantaged and vulnerable backgrounds, and securing a safe and reliable space for the group to meet is critical to ensuring the project can continue to provide a trusted community resource.

We need to raise £15,000 to secure the unit we’ve been offered by new workspace and community hub Makespace, the pressure is on to raise funds to sound-proof the space and cover the initial rent. The money raised will also pay for three of the young women who are training in visual arts and interior design to plan, create and build the interior and furniture with a professional mentor.

We’re calling on everyone who believes in safe spaces for women and girls, accessible education, a fairer music industry, a passion for ensuring opportunities young people in Oxfordshire, and in the power of art to transform lives to help make this a reality.

By donating to #SaveYWMP, you won’t just be helping establish Oxfordshire’s first youth-led music space, but you’ll also get some bespoke and limited edition merchandise – from badges and bags to t-shirts and tickets.

To find out more about the project, visit: http://ywmp.org.uk


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

18 of 90 claimed

Large Badges

Large customised badges made by participants of YWMP.

£10 or more

9 of 50 claimed

Life On A Dead Tree 5 Zine

Life On A Dead Tree 5 Zine created by participants of YWMP including 2 postcards, a poster and bookmark.

£15 or more

20 of 50 claimed

YWMP Tote Bag

Brand new YWMP tote bag illustrated by Beth Shearsby and printed by Wild and Kind Studio

£25 or more

35 of 50 claimed

YWMP T-shirt

Our 2nd exclusive t-shirt in a series highlighting 8 women in music illustrated by Harriet Speed and printed by Wild and Kind Studio

£50 or more

4 of 10 claimed

Merch Bundle

Includes our hand made 2018 calendar with linocuts by participants of YWMP, a collection of zines, badge and tote bag

£75 or more

0 of 30 claimed

Credit In Zine

Have your name credited in life on a dead tree 6 zine.

£200 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Original Artwork

Original artwork by Nikki Caranzo, Sondos Mahdy, Beth Shearsby, Iman Mahdy and Harriet Speed.

£450 or more

1 of 3 claimed

Guest List Pass

Guest list to 5 of our shows in 2019, previous years have included Truck Festival, Common People, Supernormal.

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