Our funders for the project

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation are the main funder for the Artists’ Residencies in Care Homes Essex programme.

Faiza Khan, Director Policy & Communications Paul Hamlyn Foundation

We’re excited to see how Magic Me helps to deliver new opportunities for engagement in the arts in unusual and new settings. This grant will support Magic Me to extend their Artist Residencies programme, forge new partnerships and build a legacy of improved access to high quality arts for residents. We look forward to supporting the residencies and to learning from the experiences shared as part of this work.[\magic_quote]

Paul Hamlyn Foundation was established by Paul Hamlyn in 1987. Upon his death in 2001, he left most of his estate to the Foundation, creating one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK. Their mission is to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. They have a particular interest in supporting young people and a strong belief in the importance of the arts.

Essex County Council have also provided a financial contribution.

A donation from the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery enabled Magic Me to undertake the work necessary to develop their work in Essex and outer eastern London boroughs.

Featured image shows the first artists’ cohort meeting for Artists’ Residencies in Care Homes Essex.