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Chancellor Sunak extends support for arts and culture - but did he go far enough?

With sponsorship funding harder to find than ever in these desperate times, all eyes and ears in the arts sector were on Chancellor Rishi Sunak, as he delivered his much-anticipated Budget speech on Wednesday.


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Latest UK arts sponsorship opportunities
 

30th April, 2018
Sponsors who know the score will need no prompting to support The Talentz musical theatre company ...
 
 

1st March, 2018
Keep in MIND Vidlamode's charity art event - Consternation - in London, offering capital opportunities to caring sponsors ...
 
 

12th February, 2018
Short film Fractured offers a lucky break for sponsors targeting an environmental message at young people ...
 
 

17th January, 2018
Opportunities offered by the Rock Generation festival will be music to the ears of charity sponsoring companies ...
 
 

9th November, 2017
Operama's opportunities should bring a chorus of approval from local business sponsors ...
 
 

27th October, 2017
Museum Of Bad Art offers opportunities which are too good to be ignored! ...
 
 

15th August, 2017
'Rich, dramatic potential' of Gráinne Gillis's rare voice should attract a chorus of sponsorship backing for her studies ...
 
 

8th March, 2017
Sponsorship of fast-growing South West 7s' multi-sport and music festival could play a key role for local businesses ...
 
 

23rd January, 2017
Handmade in Britain crafts stunning sponsorship opportunities via its Sculpt at Kew exhibition ...
 
 

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 Arts & Business Cymru
Organisation whose work with the arts in Wales concentrates on two main themes – developing income and developing skills

 Arts Council England
Website of the national body for the arts in England - champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives.

 Arts Council of Northern Ireland
The funding and development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland.

 Arts & Humanities Research Council
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects from history and archaeology to philosophy and languages. It also funds more contemporary research, including the design and effectiveness of digital content and the impact of artificial intelligence.

 British Arts Festivals Association
The British Arts Festivals Association (BAFA) is the leading network and development agency for UK arts festivals and its membership includes a broad variety of organisations across the UK of all types and sizes, ranging from the BBC Proms to Ventnor Fringe Festival, St Andrews Voices to Between The Trees. BAFA is working to support its members and the arts festivals sector during the current pandemic through direct support, facilitating member interaction, online webinars and meetings.

 British Association of Friends of Museums
British Association of Friends of Museums helps, encourages, informs and advises friends, supporters and volunteers of museums, galleries and other cultural organisations in all sections of the UK heritage. It supports local Friends’ groups, keeps them informed about items of benefit and provides a network to help share problems and solutions.

 Crafts Council
The Crafts Council's goal is to make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft

 Creative Scotland
Creative Scotland is the development body for the arts and creative industries in Scotland. With its headquarters in Edinburgh, it is an executive non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government.

 

 
 Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) aims to drive growth, enrich lives and promote Britain abroad. It sees to protect and promote the British cultural and artistic heritage and help businesses and communities to grow by investing in innovation and highlighting Britain as a fantastic place to visit.

 Museums Association
The Museums Association offers access to a wealth of information, advice and news from its publications and website. It is the largest independent network of museum and gallery professionals in the UK.

 National Association of Youth Theatres
The NAYT is an educational charity working with over 1,300 groups and individuals to support the development of young people through excellent youth theatre. It represents and promotes the sector, whilst also offering services of support, training and networking, participation and providing platforms to showcase best practice. It does this nationally, regionally and online.

 National Foundation for Youth Music
Youth Music is a national charity investing in music-making projects which support children and young people aged 0-25 to develop personally and socially as well as musically. It works particularly with those who don't get to make music because of who they are, where they live or what they’re going through.

 The National Lottery Community Fund
The National Lottery Community Fund is a distributor of National Lottery funding, established as a non-departmental public body by an Act of Parliament.

 National Society for Education in Art & Design
NSEAD, established in 1888, is the only trade union, learned society and professional body for art, craft and design educators across the UK. It is a community of art, craft and design teachers, trainee teachers, lecturers, artist teachers, parents, consultants, museum and gallery educators, inspectors, institutions and organisations. NSEAD members come from all phases and sectors and from around the world.

 Wales Arts International
WAI enables international work in the arts through collaborations, projects, networks and communication, offering a gateway between the arts of Wales and the world.

 

 
Arts sponsorship news

14th February, 2021
British Fashion Council announces Clearpay as Principal Partner of London Fashion Week
 
 

10th February, 2021
DCMS issues 2019/20 performance indicators for its sponsored museums and galleries
 
 

12th October, 2020
Government announces £257 million to save 1,385 theatres, arts venues, museums and cultural organisations across England
 
 

3rd April, 2019
National Portrait Gallery gives up £1m donation from the Sackler Trust
 
 

25th March, 2019
Channel 4 announces new sponsor for Made In Chelsea
 
 

3rd February, 2019
Man Group to end sponsorship of the Man Booker Prizes
 
 

25th April, 2018
Arrow Video to headline sponsor UK's Frightfest
 
 


21st April, 2018
New Cultural Cities Enquiry probes support for culture
 
 

8th April, 2018
Totton Carnival gets welcome sponsorship boost from Totton College
 
 

16th February, 2018
Greenham Trust extends its sponsorship of Newbury Spring Festival
 
 

2nd February, 2018
Pride Edinburgh takes off with Manchester Airport as headline sponsor
 
 

1st December, 2017
Arts and culture growing fast: Arts Council England
 
 


14th August, 2017
Hyundai returns as Title Sponsor of the Mercury Prize
 
 

11th August, 2017
Blood cancer charity DKMS teams up with short film festival
 
 

19th July, 2017
Red Funnel signs as title sponsor of IoW Literary Festival
 
 

5th July, 2017
Dandara renews title sponsorship of the Manx Music, Speech and Dance Festival
 
 

26th June, 2017
M&G Investments renews Chelsea Flower Show partnership
 
 

26th March, 2017
Virgin TV announced as title sponsor of BAFTA's TV awards
 
 

24th February, 2017
Gatwick Airport extends sponsorship of Brighton Dome and Festival
 
 

1st February, 2017
Bailey's drops title sponsorship of Women's Prize for Fiction
 
 

     

 

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