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Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England, addresses the UK Communities Foundation on philanthropy and the arts

  • Date: 24 September 2013
  • Area: National

Sir Peter Bazalgette has addressed staff and trustees from community foundations across the UK at the UK Communities Foundation Conference on Friday 20 September, about the importance of philanthropy in the current arts funding climate.

Key themes addressed in this speech included:

  • Raising awareness of the charitable status of arts organisations
  • Increasing understanding of tax breaks for arts donors
  • The importance of collaboration between arts and charities
  • The commitment of executive staff to philanthropic funding solutions

Watch the speech in full, and the following Q&A here:

Sir Peter Bazalgette - UKCF Speech - Arts Funding and Philanthropy

Sir Peter Bazalgette - UKCF Q&A

Alternatively, you can listen to the speech and Q&A as podcasts, or download the transcript of his speech from the links below.

We also tweeted live during the speech and you can take a look at the discussions on Twitter here.

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