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23 May 2018

Arts and culture are vital threads in the fabric of living

Sir Nick Serota
In Dementia Awareness Week, Nick Serota says we must make sure that these threads are sustained through later life.
22 May 2018

‘We want to be remembered’

François Matarasso
‘Bed’, devised and performed by Entelechy Arts Elders’ Company, went on tour to Southbank Centre's (B)old festival last week. Baring Foundation trustee, François Matarasso, writes about the piece.
17 May 2018

Go West! Philanthropy’s role in supporting LGBTI rights in West Africa and beyond

David Sampson
Our International Development programme has just made its first grants in West Africa to address discrimination against LGBTI communities. The Foundation’s Deputy Director, David Sampson, explains why.
International Development
9 May 2018

Be More Us – and artfully!

David Cutler
David Cutler welcomes the new Be More Us campaign to encourage the small moments of human connection which can make a big difference all of us, and which the arts are particularly good at facilitating.
1 May 2018

Setting up community artists studios in care settings for older people

Esther Collins, Cubitt Artists
Since 2014 Cubitt Artists have worked in partnership with Notting Hill Genesis to support artists in studio spaces in a care setting in Islington...
26 April 2018

Funding – and power – in the hands of people and communities

Julia Unwin, Civil Society Futures
Funders can model the change they want to see, says the Chair of the Independent Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society.
Independent Inquiry into the future of civil society
16 March 2018

Getting creative with dementia

David Cutler
Arts for people living with dementia are blooming. David Cutler reviews some notable projects and programmes from dance to singing to theatre.
7 March 2018

The Baring Foundation and women’s rights

Rowena Teall
Profiling some of the inspiring work of our grantees who work to uphold the rights of women facing disadvantage and discrimination in the UK and Africa.
23 February 2018

Postcard from Taiwan: dreams never age!

David Cutler
An exchange with Taiwan on the theme of creative ageing reveals some inspiring projects from one of the world's fastest ageing societies.
13 February 2018

A view from London: three questions to answer from the Advancing Human Rights trends data

David Sampson
The latest global human rights funding data raises various questions for Western European foundations, including lack of grant funding for litigation and legal aid.