The Achates Philanthropy Bursary Prize!
The Achates (pronounced A-Kay-tiz, in case you were wondering) Philanthropy Prize is the only annual award that celebrates first-time cultural giving in the UK. Each year two awards are presented, one for first-time individual philanthropy, and one for first-time corporate partnerships.
This year though they’re also offering bursaries to five UK arts organisations who have shown considerable potential in their audience strategy and fundraising activity. Each of the recipients will receive a bespoke masterclass to support the development of their fundraising and we’re delighted to say that Square Chapel are one of the lucky recipients of the inaugural Achates Philanthropy Prize Bursaries!
We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded a bursary, this presents a real opportunity for us to take our fundraising to the next level. Having recently completed a significant capital redevelopment which has doubled the footprint of the previous building with a stunning glass and copper extension, perfectly complementing the original architecture and red brick construction it really couldn’t have come a better time for us as an organisation. Our growth as an organisation means we are now in a better place than ever to help ensure we can continue to champion the arts and deliver activities that transform lives, challenge social exclusion and provide access for all.” Adam Roe – Head of Development
More information can be found here http://www.achatesprize.co.uk/
Square Chapel Arts Centre is a highly successful multi-artform venue and community hub in Halifax, West Yorkshire. In 1989, poised to be demolished, the building was saved by a group of 6 passionate local people with a view to creating a thriving arts centre. Over the past 30 years the organisation has grown to become a nationally significant arts organisation, an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, and one of the largest cultural providers in the Borough. Most recently Square Chapel has undergone a huge transformation, with the successful completion of significant capital redevelopment which was completed in July 2017 and is now celebrated as winner of the RIBA Yorkshire Design Award for 2018. The works doubled the footprint of the previous building with a stunning glass and copper extension, perfectly complementing the original architecture and red brick construction of 1889.
Find out more about our history.