Young African Creatives

I teach underprivileged youth in South Africa creative skills upon which they can build a career and develop themselves and their society by providing their creative services to the world. Ultimately this is something I want to expand and I am currently based in London to do so.

There is little to no public expenditure in the 3rd world. Minimal recreation centers, sports grounds, talent nurturing programs, etc. It’s almost all privatized and on a small scale for the haves, with very little for the have-nots. 

There are millions of have-nots, people that go without but what they do have are great minds and incredible talent. All those people need is the ability to exercise their talents, develop skills, and make themselves available to the rest of the world to create a sustainable career and provide value to others.

There is so much untapped talent locked up in the 3rd world that has the ability to change the world for the better when unleashed. I work to unleash new talent with new ideas, nurturing people to be the next generation of musicians, producers, managers, sound engineers, and project managers of the creative industries.

This work is usually funded by the paid work I do for brands and high profile customers in the music industry through my studio business (www.refineaudio.net), however, with the current global pandemic, the music industry is at a standstill and so I appeal to you to contribute a small donation. 

Your donation helps fund my work so that I can immediately continue to help underprivileged talent through this time of difficulty. £250 allows me to see one project to completion for an artist over a four week period and anything over and above that aloows for more projects and artists to gain support. The people I help are assisted online via their community centres and mobile devices and I work one on one with students to guide them through their career, helping them complete and market their songs with my 20+ years of music industry knowledge from running labels and studios to big brand campaigns and music composition for advertising and film. I share my composition, production, mixing and mastering skills with people as well as help them to navigate the global industry to release and market their music to the world, teaching them how to do it themselves and become self-sustainable in their own right and pass on knowledge to their peers.

Thank you for your support, every donation keeps the wheels turning and means the world to the talented artists I support.
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