Arts Foundation Guernsey
Raising funds for the Arts
Who we are
What we do
Funds raised by the Arts Foundation Guernsey (AFG) underpin and fortify the GA grant giving activities across the whole spectrum of artistic endeavours in the islands
By raising needed funds for the arts, AFG helps to put the arts on a solid financial footing so that they may continue to play a major role in the life and wellbeing of islanders. Set up in 2016, the AFG has charitable status and is independent of GA. The Patron of the AFG is Lady Corder, wife of the Lieutenant Governor.
Since its inception, the Arts Foundation has raised over £100,000 from donations and local fund raising events. AFG aims to support existing talent and foster emerging talent across the whole spectrum of the arts including Performing and Visual Arts, Literature, Music, New Media, Film and Design.
Sponsored by Arts Foundation Guernsey
The Arts Foundation often focus on less traditional funding requirements that are not able to access the funding from the States of Guernsey allocated by Guernsey Arts. To this end we enable emerging talent across the spectrum of the arts including Performing and Visual Arts, Music, Literature, New Media, Film and Design.
30th NovemberVisual ArtPiano Project Airport Terminal
Piano Project Airport Terminal
2nd AprilVisual ArtNina Molnar & Christine Shaw: 5 X 10
Nina Molnar & Christine Shaw: 5 X 10
31st JanuaryVisual ArtFlexagon - 7 Nocturnes East
Flexagon - 7 Nocturnes East
27th AugustPerformance Art'Growth has a beady wit and lots of snazzy one-liners… funny and truthful' Guardian
A Freaky Geese production of Growth : By Luke Norris
25th OctoberVisual ArtFrances Lemmon : William Le Lacheur ' The Land He Loved'
Frances Lemmon : William Le Lacheur ' The Land He Loved'
15th MayVisual ArtWho am I as an artist? I am, as an artist exactly who I am as a person. Trudie, woman, artist, poet, mother, wife.
Trudie Shannon: Between The Tides - online exhibition
Fund Raising Events
The Arts Foundation hosts events to raise much needed funds
It is our mission to continue to fund these and other worthwhile events. To do this, we need the support of individuals, corporations and the community at large.
- Make a one-off donation by Visiting the Guernsey Arts Giving.gg page or contact us for our direct giving form.
- Join our mailing list[email protected]to hear about AFG activities and events.
- Remember us in your Will or designate us for a remembrance.
The AFG is keen to partner with local companies to support the arts in Guernsey.
There are many opportunities for the corporate sector to play an important role in the development of the arts in our community. Here are just a few ways you and your company can support the arts in the Bailiwick.
- Partner with us to fund special events that complement your corporate ethos and aims
- Provide support through in-kind products or services.
- Encourage employees to volunteer their skills and their time.
Email [email protected] us to a start a conversation about ways of collaborating with the arts and to explore current opportunities.
As an arts charity Guernsey Arts relies on the help of volunteers to support us in our work. If you would like to give some of your free time, make a difference, meet new people or develop your skills then why not become a volunteer?
There are many opportunities to volunteer to support the arts in Guernsey. To volunteer at a local arts event, contact Guernsey Arts [email protected] , or to volunteer to support our fund raising efforts, contact Arts Foundation Guernsey [email protected], and we will keep you up to date with events and volunteer opportunities.
Councillors and Officers
Councillors and Officers Introduction
Councillor: Connie Helyar
Connie Helyar Connie has been is a Director of Guernsey Arts and a Councillor for the AFG.
Councillor: Jennifer Strachan
Investment advisor, sustainability champion, angel investor and NED. Loves being in the audience or at the exhibition.
Councillor: Susan Lloyd
Spent much of her career raising funds for the private equity industry and has now switched her activities to raising funds for the Arts.
Officer: Russ Fossey
Head of Arts Development: Inspired by the amazing talent we have in the Islands and motivated by the community
Officer: Melissa Mourton
Committee Member and Advisor. Melissa is an advisor on the GA and AFG boards and sits on the Funding Sub Committee.
Councillor: Tevor Wakefield
Trevor enjoys all aspects of the arts but has a special interest in theatre, having written several plays and pantomimes.