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Philanthropy in the arts – can artists lead a change in the sector?

Dr Marta Herrero, a member of the Marketing and Cultural Industries division at the Management School, has been asked to attend a panel session on philanthropy in the arts.

Having researched the area in detail, she will be a lively participant at the event, hosted by Leeds-based organisation, Arts Funding & Philanthropy. The event, to be held at the Carriageworks, Leeds, on Wednesday 19 August, will discuss artist-led philanthropy, and whether artists are key to ensuring a step-change in funding for the arts and culture.

The panel will lead discussion on the continued squeeze on arts funding – how sustainable or realistic is it for local and regional galleries, museums and theatres to make up the funding shortfall and foster thriving communities?

Chaired by Prof Ann Summer, public art officer at the University of Leeds, the panel joining Dr Herrero includes Richard Andrews, Associate Director of Centre for New Music and Audio Technologies (Berkeley, USA); Keranjeet Virdee, CEO of South Asian Arts; and Rory Wardroper, fundraising consultant.

This event forms part of the National Summer School for Arts Fundraising and Leadership – you can sign up to attend here.

Read more about Marta’s research into arts sponsorship and philanthropy in Review magazine:


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