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Alan Davey report recommends major match-funding scheme to boost philanthropy to the arts

The findings of the Davey Report on Endowments in the arts, commissioned by the Secretary of State for Culture as part of the Government's Philanthropy strategy, were outlined today, Wednesday 8 December.

Alan Davey, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, welcomed the opportunity to look at the benefits and challenges of building endowments to create a more secure foundation for the performing arts in England.

The report sits alongside Neil MacGregor's report on endowments for museums and galleries and acknowledges the important timing of the Government's Philanthropy initiative. Now, more than ever, a creative and entrepreneurial approach to funding, which draws on both public and private sources, is required to ensure that the huge success story of the arts in the UK is sustained.

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