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19 June 2018

Monday afternoon at the flicks

David Cutler
More and more projects and arts venues are engaging older people in cinema, whether dementia-friendly screenings or participatory art workshops drawing on the love of film that many of us have. David Cutler reviews some recent projects.
29 May 2018

LGBTI youth who survive and thrive on the continent must be celebrated

Richard Lusimbo, Pan-Africa ILGA
Pan-Africa ILGA is convening its 4th Regional Conference in Botswana, this week with a focus on supporting the development of the LGBTI youth movement in Africa. Richard is the co-Chair and is interviewed here.
International Development
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.