for Arts
& Culture

Please join the Royal Academy of Music and New Philanthropy for Arts & Culture for a breakfast panel discussion at the Royal Academy of Music on Tuesday 21 November.

Philanthropy is increasingly important for the arts and culture, helping to drive practical change and achieve sustainability for the sector. In this discussion, we will ask how best we can support the art forms that are so important to our lives and to society, both nationally and regionally.

Sir Vernon Ellis will chair the discussion and the panellists will include:

Larissa Joy OBE – Chair of the Foundling Museum and of the Social Business Trust
Kate Varah – Executive Director of the National Theatre
Lilli Geissendorfer – Deputy Director of the Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre


Amongst the questions for the panel will be:

  • Where and what to support: how can we best support the arts and cultural sector for greatest impact, be that for their intrinsic, economic or social value?
  • Regional giving: how can we build a culture of philanthropy in our local and home regions?
  • Working with the sector: how can new supporters learn about organisations’ needs and work effectively with their leaders, staff and artists?

The discussion will take place at 9am in the David Josefowitz Recital Hall at the Royal Academy of Music and will end at 10.30am. Coffee, tea and pastries will be available from 8.30am.

Please let Anna O’Loughlin at the Royal Academy of Music know if you would like to attend by Monday 13 November. Anna may be contacted at