Who we are

Arts Foundation Guernsey is the fund raising arm of Guernsey Arts and aims to involve the community in strengthening the support and development of the arts in Guernsey.

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. 

Get Involved

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. 


Get In Touch

We would love to hear from you about how you could help support the arts in Guernsey

Please contact Arts Foundation Guernsey [email protected]


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Councillors and Officers

Councillors and Officers Introduction

Officer: Russ Fossey

Head of Arts Development: Inspired by the amazing talent we have in the Islands and motivated by the community

Councillor: Tevor Wakefield

Trevor enjoys all aspects of the arts but has a special interest in theatre, having written several plays and pantomimes.

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: Melissa Mourton

Committee Member and Advisor. Melissa is an advisor on the GA and AFG boards and sits on the Funding Sub Committee.

Councillor: Connie Helyar

Connie Helyar is also a Director of Guernsey Arts.

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