for Arts
& Culture

Research Documents

NPAC’s research into philanthropy in the arts and culture sector aims to understand why donors give, the barriers which prevent supporters becoming donors, and what arts and culture organisations can do to build relationships with philanthropists.

Our research explores the following topics:

  • What motivates arts philanthropists?
  • How arts philanthropists responded to the COVID-19 crisis
  • Operating models for network organisations
  • Online platforms for supporting philanthropists
  • Potential financial models for encouraging philanthropic support
  • 40 case studies looking at the work of arts organisations
  • The impact of COVID on exemplar arts organisations
  • Research into place-based giving and different models for place-based networks
  • A summary of some of the other organisations with useful resources in this area including links to research that we have called on as we have developed our materials