Director of Jerwood Charitable Foundation

What is your ‘Good Fight’?

I’m interested in influencing a stronger appreciation of the important role of art and artists in society and the right to a creative existence– my organisation does this through active projects and ‘campaigning’. We want to help amplify the quality and ambition of the work which artists can make, and we want to influence improvements to the conditions in/under which artists make work.

What do you need to realise your goal?

Connections to likeminded individuals and organisations, introductions to funders who may want to combine forces and amplify impact – particularly around the future of our Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries (national access to work programme), recommendations about artists and organisations we should be funding and supporting, particularly outside of London as we are based here, access to decision makers, meeting people with organisational development expertise/insight, learning from other sectors and areas of work.

Where can we find out more?

Shonagh Manson