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Echoes Festival receives no regular public subsidy, and income from ticket sales alone is not enough to cover the considerable costs of engaging the very best international talent in Latin classical music. We couldn’t exist without financial support from grants, local businesses, and generous, like-minded individuals who share our commitment to making the highest quality concerts available to the greatest number of people possible. Your support is therefore crucial in helping us to plan for the future.

 

Whether you would like to support us an an individual or a business, there are numerous ways you can help, from becoming a Friend of the Festival, to sponsoring an event, leaving a legacy or just lending some of your free time and skills to help out behind the scenes and spreading the word. However you choose to support us, your contribution can play a huge role in helping us to improve the reception of Latin classical music in the UK. Echoes Festival is an entirely not-for-profit initiative, which means that everything you give goes directly towards our activities.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Friends of the Festival can enjoy exclusive social events, with the chance to meet our artists. Pictured above: Spanish guitarist Alfred Fernández mingles with event sponsors and partners at the Cervantes Institute.

Get in touch today to discuss how you can best contribute: info@ilams.org.uk / 07762 731010

Become a Friend of Echoes Festival

Join a growing band of wonderful people, get special invites to events and priority booking for Festival concerts. Be as 'friendly' as you like with 3 different levels of commitment available, each bringing the following benefits:

 

'Just Friends': £50+ 

  • Welcome CD gift

  • Priority booking

  • Credit in the Festival programme

 

'Close Friends': £250+

  • Welcome CD gift

  • Priority booking

  • Credit in the Festival programme

  • Invitation to exclusive Friends' receptions and the annual Echoes Festival Friends' dinner

 

'Best Friends': £1000+

  • Welcome CD gift

  • Priority booking

  • Access to the best seats in the house

  • Credit in the Festival programme

  • Invitation to exclusive Friends' receptions and the annual Echoes Festival Friends' dinner

  • Opportunity to attend rehearsals and go 'backstage’ and to meet the artists

  • Option to credit your support with a nominated performance or educational bursary named after you

To become a Friend of Echoes Festival, please click on the button below to register electronically, or if you prefer to register by post, please email us at info@ilams.org.uk with your address and we will be delighted to send you a hard- copy registration form.

There is an option to pay by monthly standing order which we would encourage you to select, if possible, since this helps us demonstrate the on-going community support which is absolutely vital to securing national funding.

Find an Echoes Project that Matches your Passion

You inspire the music in us, and we're keen to work closely with all those who feel passionate about taking a more active role in influencing the shape of our Festival. We'd love to hear about YOUR ideas; perhaps you would like to support a particular artist or champion the music of a specific composer?; or maybe you'd like to support specific educational and outreach projects? This is your opportunity to be part of the action, get behind the scenes and work with the musicians and creatives who bring the music to life.

 

We want to allow our supporters the freedom to give as much or as little they feel able to contribute. Here are some examples of what we can do at different levels:

£50 Can pay for the purchase or hire of music scores required for one event

£150 Helps cover the accommodation costs for x1 artist visiting from abroad

£250 Funds an inspiring one-day primary or secondary school workshop with one of the festival artists – an unforgettable experience for young students that can spark a passion for music that can enrich a lifetime

£500 Covers the cost of printing our Festival brochures

£900 Pays for a transatlantic flight for x1 visiting artist

£1,500 Enables us to record and film all the Festival events

£3,500 Allows us to book a major performance venue

£5,000 Allows us to finance all the costs of a small-scale concert

£10,000 Allows us to finance all the costs of a larger choral or orchestral concert

Please talk to us if you would like to support a specific aspect of our work:

info@ilams.org.uk / 07762 731010

Corporate Sponsorship & Advertising

Associate your business with a unique event in London's cultural calendar which takes place across London's elite venues, featuring some of classical music's most dazzling stars. Your essential help will allow us to continue to raise the cultural profile of Latin classical music in the UK. We welcome support from companies of all kinds, and especially those with links to Spain, Portugal or Latin America.

 

The relationship between the Festival and its sponsors is a mutually advantageous partnership which enables you to demonstrate corporate social responsibility and support the arts community whilst  benefiting your employees and enhancing your business profile. Supporting the Festival will allow you to introduce your business to a target market of  1,000,000+ ABC1 professionals with disposable income, through our publicity as part of our comprehensive marketing campaign.

We offer a range of corporate collaboration options in order to encourage businesses of all sizes to contribute to Echoes Festival, with the following benefits:

Advertise with Us

 

£50 Per display advert in our  printed programmes

£100 Per display advert in our monthly e-newsletter (6,000+ subscribers)

£250 Per display advert on our website homepage

Please enquire about available discount packages.

Sponsor an Individual Event

£1500+

 

Benefits:

  • Your logo featured on our homepage and dedicated event page of our website

  • Your logo featured in our printed Festival publicity in a dedicated space next to your event, with x10,000 copies distributed across London

  • Complimentary display advertising in the event printed programme

  • x1 Month's complimentary display advertising in our monthly e-newsletter, received by our mailing list of 6,000+ subscribers

  • Dedicated stand/trestle space at our events for displaying your company promotional materials

  • x10 Complimentary tickets and priority booking (best seats in the house) to entertain clients and employees

  • Invitation to annual Echoes Festival dinner

  • Opportunity to attend rehearsals, go 'backstage' and meet the artists

Sponsor the Festival

£10,000+

 

Benefits:

  • Your logo featured on our homepage and each dedicated event page of our website

  • Your logo, welcome message and display advertising featured in our printed Festival publicity, with x10,000 copies distributed across London

  • Complimentary display advertising with priority positioning in the event printed programme

  • 12 Months' complimentary display advertising in our monthly e-newsletter, received by our mailing list of 6,000+ subscribers

  • Dedicated stand/trestle space at our events for displaying your company promotional materials

  • x100+ Complimentary tickets and priority booking (best seats in the house) to entertain clients and employees

  • Invitation to annual Echoes Festival dinner

  • Opportunity to attend rehearsals, go 'backstage' and meet the artists

  • VIP hospitality and a range of individually-tailored benefits

Sponsor the Festival in Kind

 

A wonderful way to support us if your business cannot provide financial sponsorship. Examples may include:

  • Accommodation for visiting artists

  • Air fares for visiting artists

  • Hospitality for receptions and dinners

  • Printing (programmes & brochures)

  • Graphic design

  • Rehearsal facilities

  • Legal services

  • Translation services

  • Audio & video recording services

  • Sheet music / orchestral parts

  • Musical arrangements / transcription services

  • Instrument provision, music stands, stand lights

  • Lighting services

  • Set design

Please contact us to discuss the right level of support for your business:

info@ilams.org.uk / 07762 731010

Pictured above: Satisfied customers at our event 'Music in the Time of Goya' at the National Gallery in London

Leave a Legacy

Remembering Echoes Festival in your will gives you the opportunity to make a lasting impact on this wonderful Festival, ensuring its future and continued development for years to come.

 

Leaving a gift in your will is a very personal matter and if you are interested in leaving a legacy, of any kind, to Echoes Festival, then we very much invite you to discuss your plans with us in confidence to make sure that your wishes are understood and can be fulfilled. Alternatively, if you have already remembered Echoes Festival in your will then we would also love to hear from you and thank you for your special gift.

What kind of legacy or bequest can I leave?

Legacy gifts can take the form of cash, shares or property, and Echoes Festival can accept legacies and bequests of any of the following types:

Residuary: a residuary legacy is the value remaining once all pecuniary legacies, debts, fees and other charges have been met. You can leave whole or part of the residue to the Academy. The value of a residuary legacy is not affected by inflation.

 

Pecuniary: this is a legacy of a specific sum of money. You may want to request that it be linked to inflation in order for it to retain its value over the years.

 

Assets: a legacy need not be a sum of money. Instead, you can leave assets such as property, stocks, shares, library collections, artefacts or other valuables. Please do contact us to discuss your plans.

If leaving a gift with a specific purpose in mind, you might also want to express the wish for the bequest to be endowed. In this case, the capital of the bequest would be invested by us to produce an annual income which would then fund a recurring annual event or educational bursary for years to come.

Since Echoes Festival is administered by ILAMS, a registered charity (no. 1092749), any legacy you make is not subject to Inheritance Tax, which means a bequest to the Echoes Festival will be deducted from the value of the estate before any tax liability is deducted.

If you wish to remember Echoes Festival in your will, please consult your solicitor who can also advise you on the tax relief available. If you have already written a will but would now like to leave a gift to Echoes Festival, this can be achieved by the simple addition of a codicil which allows you to include new instructions without having to rewrite the whole will.

 

Please contact us if you have any questions about the process:

info@ilams.org.uk / 07762 731010

Volunteer

Echoes Festival is run almost entirely by volunteers. If you feel you can't support the Festival finanially, volunteering for us is a great way to make a difference (and make new friends!). Visit the GET INVOLVED page above for more information on the types of roles available and how to apply.

No prior experience necessary!

Spread the Word

Echoes Festival is organised by ILAMS (the Iberian & Latin American Music Society), a registered charity, number 1092749. Please help us to spread the word about the Festival. For every person you introduce to our Friends' scheme we will give you a 1-year complimentary membership of ILAMS, which comes with numerous benefits, including ticket offers on a range of external concerts throughout the year. For a full list of benefits please visit www.ilams.org.uk/membership.htm.

And don't forget you can also help us to spread the word on social media by following us on:

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