Many great collections, Sheffield’s included, were funded upon the philanthropic bequests of private collectors. Where are the philanthropists of the future, and what role do public galleries and private collections play in bringing great art to everyone?

Join leading thinkers, professionals and philanthropists in a timely summit to examine the emerging global trends in philanthropic funding. This event aims to inform the development of a new framework for building greater support for the visual arts beyond the major cultural capitals.

This event forms part of Going Public: International Art Collectors in Sheffield (link to: ). Running from 16 Sept to 12 December 2015, this exhibition brings together four significant international private collections of art for public display at five venues across the city.

Speakers include:

· His Grace the Duke of Devonshire,
· John Orna-Ornstein, Director of Museums, Arts Council England
· Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy
· Jane Morris, Editor, The Art Newspaper
· Kim Streets, Chief Executive, Museums Sheffield
· Sarah Philp, Head of Programmes, Art Fund
· Kirstie Skinner, Director, Outset Scotland
· Massimo Lapucci, Secretary General, CRT Venture Philanthropy Foundation
· Philip Dodd, Writer, Broadcaster & Founder of Made in China
· Laura Sillars, Artistic Director, Site Gallery
· Bryony Bond, Curator, The Whitworth
· Nicolas de Oliveira, Curator and Writer, Course Leader MA Curating at London Metropolitan University
· Peter Murray CBE, Founder & Executive Director, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
· Iain Watson, Director, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
· Melanie Cassoff, Managing Director, The Freelands Foundation
· Matthew Pateman, Professor of Popular Aesthetics & Head of Department of Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University
· John Kampfner, Chief Executive of the Creative Industries Federation
· Sebastien Montabonel, Founder, Montabonel & Partners
· Clare Titley, Director of Philanthropy, Arts Council England
· Janet Barnes CBE, Chief Executive, York Museums Trust
· David Knaus, Managing Director, Marrakech Museum for Photography & Visual Art
· Caroline Collier, Director Partnerships & Programmes, Tate

Speakers will be joined by the internationally-renowned collectors involved in Going Public:

· Nicolas Cattelain, The Cattelain Collection
· Dominique & Sylvain Levy, dslcollection
· Egidio & Daniel Marzona, The Marzona Collection
· Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, The Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection

Discussion areas include:
· How can philanthropists and public institutions work successfully together in the 21st century?
· Are philanthropists or public institutions better equipped to respond to new developments in the visual arts?
· What is the best way for the state to shape philanthropic support for the visual arts?
· With diminishing resources in the public sector how can philanthropists facilitate greater public engagement with the visual arts?
· How can public art organisations unlock the potential of philanthropy?

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