Oxfam and IdeasTap have announced the winners of Exposure: The Oxfam Photography Prize for Women 2013. This unique prize offers three female photographers the opportunity to complete a commission for Oxfam’s spring fundraising campaign, including a trip to either Armenia, Chad or Sri Lanka, mentoring from a Magnum photographer and £1,000, funded by IdeasTap. The winners — selected by a panel of Magnum representatives, Oxfam commissioners, and independent photographer judge Abbie Trayler-Smith — are Bes Young, Ella Dickinson and Emily Macinnes.
A pilot Peatland Code was launched today by Environment Minister, Richard Benyon, at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) UK Peatland Programme conference. It sets out rules for peatland restoration projects to ensure they deliver new restoration that really benefits the climate, whilst benefiting wildlife and water resources. PDHCT is a longtime supporter of peatland restoration; we are delighted to see the progress made over the past few years. Read more.
The London Bridge Live Arts festival, sponsored in part by PDHCT, was a huge success. Organised by Team London Bridge, this festival featured 72 live performances running Thursdays through Sundays from 1 August to 8 September 2013. Local businesses, visitors and young artists all benefitted from this celebration of the neighbourhood. Read more.
“The summer holidays can be a time of dread for the children we support. With schools closed, children lose the security of a regular meal and the comfort of routine. If they are being abused at home they are more likely to be harmed and to feel despair because they have nowhere else to go. Thanks to the generous donation from the Peter De Haan Charitable Trust we were able to extend our safeguarding outreach service and provide day trips, holidays and fun activities for over 3,000 children. You enabled us to provide thousands of children with safety and laughter during an exceptionally vulnerable period.” — Camila Batmanghelidjh, Kids Company
Arts charity IdeasTap today reached the milestone membership mark of 100,000. Launched in 2008 by philanthropist Peter De Haan in response to the first of the arts funding cuts, IdeasTap supports young creative people through opportunities, seed funding, arts jobs and career development.
Sky Arts Futures Fund, run in partnership with IdeasTap, announces its 2013 winners. Five artists will each receive a £30,000 bursary along with mentoring from senior staff at Sky and leaders in their industry, to help develop their creative practice and take their work to the next level. Read more.