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Big Give Launches the "Arts for Impact" Campaign to Transform Stoke Lives Through Art

Stoke Creates are pleased to announce their participation in the “Arts for Impact” campaign, set to empower local arts and culture charities through an innovative match funding model. The campaign is aimed at harnessing the power of art and culture to make a transformative impact on society.

Arts for Impact is a pioneering collaboration between New Philanthropy for Arts& Culture (NPAC), Arts Council England, and Big Give.

Prof Carola Boehm, Stoke Creates Chair, said: “Stoke Creates has worked with key partners to explore new, innovative ways of fundraising for arts charities in the city, supporting their amazing work with our communities. We would love to see our local Arts for Impact campaign go from strength to strength, growing in reach and depth, and would encourage everyone to consider if they are in the position to donate to this investment-doubling, local initiative by heading to the below website.“

Sir Vernon Ellis, Chair of NPAC, said: “I am delighted that NPAC is partnering with Stoke Creates to develop opportunities for arts philanthropy in Stoke, and in particular on this new Arts for Impact matched funding campaign. We are grateful for Stoke Creates’ roles as a champion of this fund, and to Arts CouncilEngland for their support. NPAC’s focus is on building new philanthropic support for arts and culture, and I hope many philanthropists will join me in supporting this new initiative, and enable the powerful work of all these organisations to continue. I hope also that this will be the start of fruitful relationships between Stoke arts organisations and their supporters.”

Peter Knott, Midlands Area Director at Arts Council England said: “StokeCreates has great impact locally, supporting cultural activity and development across the city, enabling more people to enjoy high quality creative and cultural experiences.

“Not only does Stoke Creates offer support to individuals and groups through their Exchange Forum, they’ve also led the development of CASCADE, a new city-wide arts and cultural programme that will create four new Cultural ActionZones across the next three years. Their cross-sector approach to championing the arts is a fantastic example of how Cultural Compacts can successfully drive change, make lives richer, and encourage pride in the local community.”

The "Arts for Impact" fund invited eligible local arts and culture charities to apply for match funding, which will be doubled by public donations during the special campaign week, magnifying the support for transformative projects that promote health, education, mental well-being, and social cohesion.

This year's campaign window is set from Tuesday March 19th to Tuesday March26th, offering a unique opportunity for the selected charities to amplify their fundraising efforts and for donors to see their contributions make double the difference.

Here are the Stoke-on-Trent charities taking part in the Big Give Arts forImpact campaign, and details of the projects you can help support:

ACAVA - Art for all: Studios, Creativity, Community.

The Public Catalogue Foundation - Connecting every young person to the art they own.

* B arts - Little School of Improbable Cooking.

* The Clay Foundation - BCB - Making Change Through Clay.

* The Foundling Museum - Creative Action for Children and Young People.

* New Vic Theatre - Next Chapter, mental health project.

* Rideout - The Social Agency: Autistic and Animated.


Look out for them campaigning on their social media accounts to donate, orfind them on the Big Give ‘Arts for Impact’ Stoke Creates webpage here:

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