If you would like to help ensure that the students of the Royal Welsh College continue to get the best possible training experiences and to be inspired by working with the very best professional artists, you can do so by becoming a member of Connect.
Connect is a donor scheme designed to enable you to get behind our students and deepen your involvement with everything that goes on here.
Connect donations provide support to two funds:
Friends Connect Fund
Students can apply directly to this fund for assistance with a range of projects related to their training, e.g. money towards a new instrument, support towards touring a student production or travel costs to international competitions. Annual awards and bursaries are also made from this fund.
|Friends Connect||£30 annual donation|
This is the College’s main fund that supports the students’ public performance opportunities and showcases in Cardiff, London and New York as well as their interactions with leading artists who visit and perform at the College. This regular engagement with those already working in the arts is invaluable in preparing students to enter the profession successfully once they graduate.
|College Connect||£5 monthly | £60 annual donation|
|College Connect Gold||£20 monthly | £240 annual donation|
|Patron Connect *||£50 monthly | £600 annual donation|
|Patron Connect Gold *||£100 monthly | £1200 annual donation|
|YOU WILL RECEIVE||Friends Connect||College Connect||College Connect Gold||Patron Connect||Patron Connect Gold|
|Copies of the What’s On brochure (termly)||●||●||●||●||●|
|Acknowledgement of support on the College website||●||●||●||●||●|
|Invitations to fundraising events for the Friends Connect Fund organised by members||●||●||●||●||●|
|Invitation to Tea with the Principal – an annual event||●||●||●||●||●|
|Copy of the College’s annual donor newsletter||●||●||●||●||●|
|Invitations to join other members for Connect Fund sponsored events and hospitality||●||●||●||●|
|Acknowledgment of support in the What’s On brochure and programmes of Connect Fund sponsored performances||●||●||●||●|
|Priority Booking Period *||●||●||●||●|
|Invitations to ‘behind the scenes’ events, masterclasses and rehearsals||●||●||●|
|Invitation to Graduation Ceremony and acknowledgment in Graduation brochure||●||●|
|Invitation for two to the lunch following Graduation, to which new Honorary Fellows are invited **||●|
|Invitation to the Ian Stoutzker Prize Final and hospitality hosted by the College **||●|
|Invitation for two to join other Patrons, Honorary Fellows and guests for the annual President’s Dinner **||●|
* Supporters will receive an advance copy of the What’s On guide via email.
* On some occasions, due to the rules for claiming Gift Aid on donations, Patrons may be asked to pay for their tickets.