The Foundation was set up in 2010 and has been registered as a charity. Since then has helped a number of young people with various projects ranging from funding music lessons, musical instruments, funding of studio time and help with travel to take lessons. We have also funded equipment for a new Drumline workshop at Dartmouth Academy and have decided to fund instruments for local primary schools.
A local project was to supply Blackawton Primary with a set of Taiko drums, which was jointly funded by the DMF Foundation and the Devon County Council locality fund, and it is proposed that the Foundation helps other local Primary Schools in the same way. We were delighted to present the set of drums to the school where it was very well received by pupils and teachers alike.
Head Teacher Tom Pether commented:
“Blackawton Primary School is very grateful to the DMF Foundation for the set of brilliant Taiko drums. The set comes with the promise of a training session for teachers which means we can ensure all children benefit. Drumming is a great team building, stress relieving, looking, listening, coordinating and exciting experience! Taiko also includes the discipline of a martial art – we are looking forward to developing this exciting new addition to our curriculum! – hopefully our neighbours are too!”
The Foundation is actively seeking financial support from benefactors and patrons so that we may build a solid endowment for future years.
To find out more about the Dart Music Festival Foundation or to apply for support contact the Dart Music Festival at: [email protected]
Taiko Drums presentation
Dart Music Festival Foundation has recently had the great pleasure of donating a set of Taiko Drums to Blackawton Primary School.
For those who haven’t yet heard of the DMF Foundation, its inception was in 2009 when Dart Music Festival reported its first surplus.
This led to the birth of an idea that, in addition to three days of fantastic music, the festival could extend its activities to provide support to those with musical interests and ambitions living in and around Dartmouth.