Who we are

Guernsey Arts Funding Committee raises funds with the aim of strengthening the support and development of the arts in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

What we do

By raising needed funds for the arts, Guernsey Arts Funding Committee 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.

Arts Foundation Guernsey has now merged with Guernsey Arts in order to step up fund raising efforts for support of the arts, in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Formed in 2016, Arts Foundation Guernsey had raised more than £150,000 from generous patrons, mainly by organising a small number of major fund raising events, such as the Premier screening of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society film, a performance of the opera La Bohème by OperaUpClose in 2019 and the Opera Cocktail in 2021.

Funds raised have supported many Guernsey events such as Art Sundays, Exhibitions in the Greenhouse Gallery, Art on the Beach, a theatre production of GROWTH, a play raising awareness of testicular cancer in young men, and an Outreach programme in Les Genats housing estate.

Sponsored by Arts Foundation Guernsey

Previous to merging with Guernsey Arts, Arts Foundation Guernsey were the sponsors of the following events.

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.

Donate

  • 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 Guernsey Arts activities and events.
  • Remember us in your Will or designate us for a remembrance.

Sponsorship

Guernsey Arts partners 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 us i[email protected] to start a conversation about ways of collaborating with the arts and to explore current opportunities.

Volunteering

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 or to volunteer to support our fund raising efforts contact Guernsey Arts.

[email protected] 

Get In Touch

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

Please contact Guernsey Arts at [email protected]

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Councillors and Officers

Melissa Mourton

Committee Member and Advisor. Melissa is an advisor on the Guernsey Arts board and sits on the Funding Committee.

Connie Helyar

Connie Helyar is also a Director of Guernsey Arts.

Stephen Ainsworth

Chairs Guernsey Arts and is an actuary and pension trustee.  He is a keen supporter of all genres of music and the arts.

Trevor Wakefield

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

Russ Fossey

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

Patrick Earle

Director. Patrick is portrait and abstract painter as well as an entrepreneur.

Jennifer Strachan

Investment advisor, sustainability champion, angel investor and NED. Loves being in the audience or at the exhibition.

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.

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