We define philanthropy as the giving of resources in an engaged and strategic way for maximum impact and in a tax efficient manner. It can include the giving of money, assets, time, talent, voice and one’s social capital. We believe in the power of philanthropy as a great social connector and the source of many great opportunities.

City Philanthropy

A Wealth of Opportunity

Voice as Value: Can art sit at the heart of social change?

2:00 pm

Fixers would like to invite you to participate in our workshop - Voice as Value: How can the arts sit at the heart of social change?

 This workshop will explore how the arts can be a tool for voice.

During the workshop questions will be raised as to whether there are enough opportunities to break away from existing norms, enabling people to fulfil the creative promise and levelling effect of the arts. 

Can the arts  be genuinely owned by people? Do we need to redefine our relationships with the structures that sit behind the arts in order to make art more accessible for all? How can the arts  sit at the heart of social change? 

The discussion will draw on experiences from the success of Fixers, where young people are using all sorts of art forms to tell their stories and find solutions to some of the most pressing issues of the 21st Century. Whereas formal ideas about the arts are quite remote for some, when freed from the constraints for norms and expectations, young fixers use their own creativity and inspiration to create artistic work, and through this, engage more widely in the political and public arena to influence social policy. They have found that art can have a liberating role and that everyone has some creativity which is personal to them.

Fixers have been engaging in the arts on their own terms; their ‘art’ is a tool which enables their voice in a meaningful way. Through their engagement in art, doors are opening to new life experiences which become transformational for them and the communities they live in. They have found ways of engaging and influencing the structures sitting at the heart of the arts.

Please RSVP to katemills@fixers.org.uk or on 01962 810977

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