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Support creativity at Imperial by making a gift to the Blyth

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Make a gift to the Blyth and help more members of our Imperial community access the joys of music, art and creativity.

The Blyth is an extraordinary resource that has been at the heart of cultural life at Imperial for more than twenty years. The Blyth brings together creative, talented and passionate students and staff to create, enjoy and celebrate, music and the arts.

Extensive research demonstrates how creative endeavours can enhance cognitive gains, improve connections in the brain and help to reduce stress and anxiety. With an ever-increasing emphasis placed on emotional health and wellbeing, it has never been of greater importance to provide access to creative outlets.

Under the leadership of Oliver Gooch, Director of the Blyth and Director of Music (former Associate Conductor at the Royal Opera House), Imperial seeks to extend its commitment to the arts as a key part of its health and wellbeing programme.

Make a gift to the Blyth today and help us expand our performing and visual arts programme. With your support, we can help more students, staff and our local community to harness their creativity, take part in classes and workshops, and experience the joys of live music and the arts.

How your gift can make a difference

Gifts of all sizes can greatly impact a student’s overall experience at Imperial and allow them to continue pursuing their extra-curricular interests.

  • A gift of £45 could pay for an hour lesson in singing, piano or violin for a student with musical ability, but without the means to pay.
  • A gift of £150 could fund an Art Award to help talented students develop as artists through mentoring with a professional artist and a bursary for materials.
  • A gift of £1,000 could fund a concert so that more members of our community can hear world-class music live.
  • A gift of £5,000 could fund a visiting art teacher or music teacher so that more students and staff can take part in Imperial’s cultural life.
  • A gift of £10,000 could fund a Scholarship for an exceptional student musician, giving them the opportunity to have lessons at the Royal College of Music alongside their studies, or fund an Art Fellowship for an outstanding student artist to develop their practice.
  • A gift of £25,000 could ensure the future of our cultural activity on our other campuses, including a jazz series on Hammersmith Hospital Campus and a series of popular and world music gigs, Gig-a-bites, on White City Campus.