South West Arts & Health Projects Featured in New Philanthropy for Arts and Culture Brochure

The brochure, produced by the Beacon Collective, seeks to persuade philanthropists to invest more in high-quality arts initiatives.

The ‘New Philanthropy for Arts and Culture’ brochure celebrates and showcases arts projects such as Artlift’s arts on prescription project and AHSW’s Alternative Visions touring exhibition. It positions these projects as examples of high-quality, impactful work and encourages philanthropists to recognise their responsibility to invest in funding arts activity during this time of increased demand.

The brochure states:

“The arts and culture sector has long had a significant role to play within the fabric of our society. Spanning a wide range of different art forms, and offering opportunities for enjoyment, enrichment, participation and education, arts organisations cross the country offer a rich and varied palette of activity, exhibitions and performances.

… there is a growing interest in and activities around the impact that the arts can make in the areas of health, education, wellbeing and the community. As the benefits of quality arts-based services are appreciated there will be a growing demand for them led by initiatives such as social prescribing. Demand will almost certainly greatly outstrip the supply of quality services. To increase supply will require more funding and that is very unlikely all to be met from existing sources.”

The brochure can be read and shared online here.

The Beacon Collaborative is a collective impact movement bringing together philanthropists, organisations and foundations that share a common aspiration to increase philanthropy and social investment among the wealthy in the UK.

The mechanism is a collective work plan of activities aimed at encouraging wealthy individuals to use more of their private assets for public good. The goal is to attract £2 billion more in donations to good causes and social investment by 2025.

The Beacon Collaborative has written a joint letter to philanthropists to help maximise the response from the philanthropic world and support people to target their giving as effectively as possible during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic. You can add your own name to this joint letter. They have also published updates on how British Philanthropy is responding to the crisis.

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