In February 2017 the Leeds 2023 European Capital of Culture bid was officially launched. Being the capital of Culture would attract investment, tourism, and opportunities for the city of Leeds and the region and should also benefit the third sector in the area.
The cultural sector is one of the UK’s strengths and innovative programmes are continuing to be developed to tackle issues related to youth, health, and access to culture. Supporting the cultural sectors continue to be an important cause for many philanthropists but traditional funding streams are under pressure.
How can professional advisers, social investors and philanthropists make a difference and what are the risks in the new cultural business models that are developing? Can we create a sustainable arts and culture sector? The discussion at this event will focus on the role of philanthropy and social investment in the cultural sector and how it can help the sector move towards financial sustainability. At the event, the panel will explore:
- What role philanthropy and social investment plays in the Leeds 2023 European Capital of Culture bid and for the sector overall
- Opportunities for investors and philanthropists interested in innovative funding structures supporting the sector
- Why professional advisers should better engage with their clients, to both encourage and aide a better outcome for their philanthropic objectives.
Chair: Paula Dillon, Partner, Bond Dickinson
Panel: Fran Hegyi, Executive Director, Hull UK City of Culture 2017; Andrew Dixon, Director, Culture Creativity Place, Bid adviser Leeds 2023; Other speakers TBC.
Philanthropy Impact would like to thank Deloitte for generously hosting this event.