for Arts
& Culture

New Philanthropy for Arts & Culture (NPAC) is a network of arts supporters, who are passionate about increasing philanthropic support of the arts and culture sector.

How can we increase philanthropic giving in the arts & culture sector?
How do we make the case for support of the arts?
What about smaller organisations who don't know where to start?
This website has been created both as a resource for arts and culture organisations and those interested in supporting them, and as an invitation to join our network and help fulfil our mission.

The Case for the Arts

Why should philanthropists support cultural causes? What makes the arts deserving of their donations?

The answer is practical and straightforward – the arts, culture and creativity change lives. They promote well-being, ease loneliness, enable individuals and communities to tell their stories, among many other benefits.

Sir Nicholas Serota

Chair, Arts Council England, March 2020

View our Theatre Case Studies View our Music Case Studies View our Literature Case Studies View our Dance Case Studies View our Visual Arts Case Studies View our Combined Arts Case Studies
Headshot photo of Sir Richard Stilgoe, wearning blue shirt

In Support of the Arts

NPAC member SIR RICHARD STILGOE has written a passionate case for support for the arts post-pandemic.

Give money to the arts, because they give us a glimpse of something above the merely human, and bring hope for the future.

Read more