Big Give Launches ‘Arts for Impact’ Week To Fund Art Charities

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One of the UK’s most successful match funding platforms has announced its inaugural arts-focused campaign, Arts for Impact, which will raise funds for 239 charities across the county.

Big Give supports causes that are having a social impact. The latest campaign will fund different art forms, including music, theatre, dance, visual arts, museums, galleries, and literature.

Arts for Impact takes place between 19- 26 March 2024 in partnership with New Philanthropy for Arts & Culture (NPAC), a network of arts supporters passionate about increasing philanthropic support for the arts and culture sector.

Alex Day, Managing Director of Big Give, said: “This is the first time we have run a campaign focused solely on the arts, and I am thrilled by the level of interest it has already received from charities and our match funding partners.

“NPAC has been invaluable in getting this off the ground, and I am sure the campaign will be a success, as has been the case with our other dedicated environmental and female-focused campaigns.”

The charities selected for the funding have arts and culture as their core mission and are making a transformational societal impact on the lives of the people engaging with the charity.

Sir Vernon Ellis, Chair of NPAC, added: “We’re delighted to be supporting so many charities taking part in this new arts campaign.

“The arts and culture sector has long had a significant role to play within the fabric of our society, and it’s great to know that the campaign will benefit such a broad range of organisations up and down the country as well as increase awareness of the significant impact arts organisations can make in their local communities.”

Big Give and NPAC have focused on ensuring that funds and support are being spread across the country and to as wide a group of charities as possible, particularly those that are small-scale. 66% of the charities participating have an income of £1m or less, with 76% of the total funding distributed to charity projects in regions outside of London.

Tonya Nelson, Executive Director, Enterprise and Innovation, Arts Council England, concluded: “This wonderful initiative will enable new partnerships and income for smaller arts and cultural organisations.

“We are excited to see how the campaign inspires individuals to donate, powered by the incentive of doubling their donations through the support of Big Give.”