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Frieze Donates to Children & the Arts

More than £19,000 raised through cloakroom donations at Frieze London and Frieze Masters

We are pleased to announce that Frieze has been able to donate £19,000 to Children & the Arts, the Charity Partner for Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2018 through proceeds from the cloakrooms onsite at the fairs.

Children & the Arts is a national educational charity that works with arts venues across the UK to reach children in communities and hospices who are in danger of missing out on creative and cultural experiences. The ambition of all of its programmes is to give those children a more fulfilled, creative and exciting education, whilst raising their confidence and aspiration.

Children & the Arts also campaigns for the provision of arts in the school curriculum. They are currently raising awareness about the decrease in arts education – 20% decrease in art teachers, 25% reduction in GCSEs art entries and 25% reduction in design and tech GCSEs – and hosted a high-profile round table event in London last September. The event included senior government ministers and HRH The Prince of Wales alongside actors, artists and writers in support of arts curricula in schools. Our support for Children & the Arts was announced as part of the event. 

Jo Stella-Sawicka, Artistic Director, Frieze London: “We were delighted to be able to work with Children & The Arts as our charity partner for Frieze Masters and Frieze London 2018. The donation we have been able to make from our cloakroom proceeds will hopefully contribute to the continuation of the charity providing access to creative and cultural education experiences to children who might not otherwise have such access. In addition, we were thrilled to be able to welcome 150 teachers with complimentary access to the fairs as part of our collaboration with Children & The Arts.”

Rosie Millard CEO of Children & the Arts said: “Across the UK, we enable thousands of children to engage with great art at concert halls, galleries or theatres. For many it is their first time. We encourage children and young people to work with their local arts institutions and use their own creativity in a way that can be truly life changing. The generosity of the patrons and guests at this year’s Frieze has meant we can reach out to more children and young people and strengthen our work in a profound and meaningful way. Thank you so much for letting us be your charity partner for 2018.”

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