The Synthesis of Art and Philanthropy

Concert and roundtable exploring the role of private philanthropy and social investment to support the economic and cultural value provided by the arts.

The Synthesis of Art and Philanthropy

Event details
Location and contact details for this event.
Event type: 
24 May 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue address: 
The Reform Club, 104 Pall Mall, St. James's, London SW1Y 5EW
+44 (0) 2074077879

Governments and traditional sources of support for the arts no longer can be relied on as they have for a generation in the UK.  It is time for A, “New Enlightenment.”   New, creative ways to finance our cultural existence are forming and will result in a greater access to the visual and performing arts in our daily lives.  Join us as we meet with top leaders and philanthropists in the arts, actively making this change a reality. 

The panel will discuss the following topics:

  • The real presence of the arts in our daily life and impact on our future
  • The contribution of the private sector and families supporting the arts
  • Innovative methods of support  and increased access to the visual and performing arts
  • Projects with the arts that make a social impact in the UK and the world
  • How families and individuals can participate to help the arts regardless of their age, or abilities
  • The role of wealth advisor and service providers within this ecosystem 

Chair: Penny Lovell, Close Brothers Asset Management

Piano recital: Works by F.Liszt, S.Rachmaninoff, P.Tchaikovsky inspired by paintings and poetry performed by an internationally renowned pianist Sophia Lisovskaya

Speaker: Sir Nicholas Penny, former director of the National Gallery

Panel: Frederick Shepperd, European Family Office Alliance and Philanthropist; Sir Richard Stilgoe OBE DL; Richard Brass, Head of Wealth and Asset Management UK, Berenberg and Chairman of Investment Committee, Impact Arts Fund; Others TBA. 

Dress code: Gentlemen are required to wear closed collar, jacket and tie. Ladies are required to dress with similar formality.

Philanthropy Impact would like to thank Close Brothers Asset Management, Farrer & Co. and Shepperd Investors AG for generously sponsoring this event. 





Event registration
Event cost: 
This roundtable is free for members, £60/£80 for non-members

This event is tagged under

  • Arts & heritage
  • Causes
  • Promoting philanthropy
  • Social investment
  • Understanding philanthropy