The National Campaign for the Arts is a charity, run by a board of volunteer enthusiasts. We donate our time, experience and expertise because we care passionately about the future of UK culture.
Bob & Roberta
SmithVisual Artist"Art is about our right to speak, to form ourselves and be ourselves. Give a child a blank sheet of paper and you give that child a voice. We must support art in schools so that we hear from those kids when they grow up and become citizens. Art is your human right!"@BobandRoberta
WestChair: Actor and Director"Art helps me imagine what it’s like to be someone else. There’s no us and them. It's us and us. It's all us."@exitthelemming
KennedyWriter and Performer"I have spent three decades watching art improve lives, heal wounds, challenge authority, energise communities and celebrate the human condition. I cannot speak highly of them enough."@Writerer
ChaddertonHead of UK Theatre"The arts contribute so much to our society and communities. Theatre, dance, music, good writing… they teach us about ourselves and the world around us. They give us joy. They are vital."@cassiechadmoran
PayneDirector of The Hub"There’s nothing quite like a brilliant piece of theatre or a knockout gig to take you out of yourself, make you think, make you feel. The arts help us live in colour."@juliaatthehub
GrantCompany Secretary: Theatre Consultant"Nurturing the arts changes lives for good; the arts make us all more human. Funding is a crucial component, opening and ensuring access for all."@kimmgrant
ThomsonManaging Director of Welsh National Opera"Growing up with many different types music all around me convinced me from my earliest days of the power of the arts to bring people together. We aren’t human without them."@leothomson
PembertonDirector of the Association of British Orchestras"I’m excited about the arts because there is nothing better than the shared experience of a live event, and for me, orchestral music forms the soundtrack to my life. "
SmithDirector of Cog Design"I grew up listening to thrashy bands in a local community centre. I wouldn’t have called it ‘arts’ but without funding that venue wouldn’t exist."@Michael_Cog
ManningConductor and Violinist"The arts envelop our lives with fresh prospect daily and help us to both reflect and participate, enriching each and every journey we take. "@energyconductor
LuffPublic affairs consultant for the arts and creative industries"For me it’s simple: the arts help us to understand each other better."@rosieluff
MackenzieArtistic Director of the Holland Festival"I believe that artists can change the world and I love them for the inspiration, provocation and joy they give us."@ruthmackenzie
MountfieldQC Lawyer at Matrix Chambers specialising in human rights and discrimination law"The arts remind me that I am human and that other people are too."@HelenMountfield