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Platform to connect funders with artists launches

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The International Body of Art (IBA), which helps underrepresented artists launch their careers through its public exhibitions programme, has launched a platform to enable funders to sponsor and connect with emerging artists.

It follows research from the IBA that shows that 26% of artists have had to abandon their careers in the arts due to limited financial prospects, and 29% of ethnic minority artists have seen their white peers’ careers progress further than theirs. The research also found that 35% of ethnic minority artists have had to abandon a career in the arts due to having limited financial backing.

Read More: https://fundraising.co.uk/2023/11/20/platform-to-connect-funders-with-artists-launches/

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We need strong leaders to stand up for the future of UK arts funding’

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Source: The Art Newspaper

UK arts funding sits on a three-legged stool of public investment, commercial revenue and support from philanthropists and corporate sponsors. The system offers diversification should one source fall short and limits any undue influence on artistic decisions. But right now, all three legs are starting to wobble, and people fear a collapse.

Read More: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2024/07/02/we-need-strong-leaders-to-stand-up-for-the-future-of-uk-arts-funding

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Soap star to kick off Bucks Art Weeks with charity fundraiser in Rowsham

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Source: The Bulks Herald

On 1st June, artists at Manor Farm in Rowsham will be hosting a fundraising event for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust with special guest actress Gill Wright (Jean Slater in EastEnders).

The artists will donate a portion of sales to charity and there will also be a chance to buy something crafted by the EastEnders star herself.

Katrina Shearlaw, a glass artist who hosts the group in her studio, tells us: ‘We’re a group of seven artists taking part in Bucks Art Weeks later in June but this year we’re planning an extra earlybird event.

Read more: https://www.bucksherald.co.uk/arts-and-culture/soap-star-to-kick-off-bucks-art-weeks-with-charity-fundraiser-in-rowsham-4626128

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