Frequently Asked Questions
Is this another internet money
No. This is a genuine attempt to
improve the condition of classical music in Pakistan.
Will Sadarang Archives receive
any funds from the donations?
Yes. In order to run and
continuously monitor the progress of the initiative, administration costs will be required to cover travel, recording,
telephone, stationery etc. The projected administration costs amount to
approximately 15% of the total funds.
How will Sadarang's board members ensure artistes are utilising the
artiste's progression will
be monitored on a regular basis. This will be fulfilled
personally by our artistic consultant, the eminent thumri and
ghazal singer Salamat Ali. In addition quarterly updates in the form of
newsletters and multimedia will be posted on sadarang.com in order for
donors to see what progress has been made.
Why are all the artistes and
students included, from families of hereditary musicians?
Being exposed to a musical
environment, hereditary musicians are accustomed with the basics of
musical teaching. Therefore, it is expected that they would show signs
of progression earlier, hence they are ideal candidates for a pilot
sponsorship scheme such as this. If the scheme is
successful, musicians from all backgrounds will be considered for the
Why is the sponsorship
initiative for a period of twelve months only?
The initiative is running as a
pilot programme for twelve months only in its initial phase. The trial
period should give a good idea whether such a scheme could work in the
What will happen after twelve
After the allotted period of
twelve months, the board
members will decide whether it would be viable for the scheme to
continue. This would depend on a number of factors including; level of
progression of students and talented musicians, whether the estimated
funds meet the true running costs of the initiative and largely on the
amount of funds or interest gained.
What can I do for the
Donations are welcome from
individuals or organisations. Alternatively, if you know of any
organisations who could assist Sadarang Archives in fund raising or
administration means please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How will we know how much money
has been raised for the initiative?
and names of donors will be published on sadarang.com as and when they
it necessary for my name to be in the donor list?
This will be optional, any persons wanting to remain anonymous shall
remain so. However, all amounts donated will be posted.
will happen if a musician does not progress after a quarterly review?
If there is cause for concern
regarding musical progression, the involved student will be debriefed by
the artistic consultant. If progression is stagnant, the issue will be
raised with the board members, who could decide to withdraw sponsorship
and replace the student with another.
makes Sadarang Archives confident this scheme could be successful?
the organisation comprises of selfless individuals who are totally
dedicated and committed in trying to halt the demise of Hindustani
classical music from Pakistan. Another important factor is that similar
initiatives have totally overlooked the viewpoint of musicians and
operated on an autocratic level resulting in musicians being totally
disillusioned with organisations. Sadarang Archives have received a lot
of encouragement from professional classical musicians who feel if this
scheme is operated with honesty then it has very good chances of being
successful. Lastly, for the scheme to be successful, it is essential
that it is handled by individuals who have in depth knowledge of music,
keeping this in mind, we have given the task of monitoring each musician
to the ghazal maestro Salamat Ali who can properly give us and the
musicians feedback on how the initiative is progressing.
I contact the musicians directly to review their progress?
Anyone interested in meeting or contacting any of the musicians included in
the scheme should email email@example.com
and we shall forward contact details.
will the artistes benefit from the scheme?
The sponsorship aims to develop musicians for
the future. The scheme itself gives promotion and exposure to the
musicians on an international platform.
the musicians available for performance, can they be booked?
Yes, most certainly. Musicians
can be contacted directly or through Sadarang Archives.
can I donate?
Donations are received via
PayPal. You may donate by all major credit/debit cards. You do not need
to be a Paypal member to donate. We also welcome cheques or
International Money Orders.
is the minimum amount I can donate?
There is no minimum. You may
donate as much or as little as you like.
What if the target donation
amount is met within the one year pilot period?
If the targeted amount of £8700
is raised within the pilot twelve month period, Sadarang Archives will
stop its donation appeal till the annual board member review approves
continuation of the scheme.