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Registered Charity No: 1157364




How We Work

Art and Sacred Places has three main strands to its work:


- Inspirational and enriching permanent commissions
- Challenging and innovative temporary commissions
- Stimulating and mutually beneficial interfaith projects


Who We Are

Art and Sacred Places is a unique national visual arts organisation which specialises in commissioning leading and emerging artists to make new works of contemporary art in response to sacred sites and their communities. Art and Sacred Places aims to stimulate debate about meaning and spirituality through the conjunction of contemporary art and faith.


Art and Sacred Places' work is based on the conviction that art and religion share fundamental concerns and explore similar territory, albeit in significantly different ways. Art and Sacred Places is non-denominational and embraces all religions. It celebrates and encourages the interaction of art and religion.


Art and Sacred Places works alongside faith communities, arts organisations, local government, architects, developers and environmentalists for an enriching and professional creative experience.


Mission Statement

Art and Sacred Place commissions exciting and innovative work from contemporary artists for sacred places
Stimulates creative dialogue about the meaning for humanity of such encounters
Widens vision through educational interaction.



Art and Sacred Places is an independent charity, formed in 1998, and founded under the auspices of the Rt Revd John Gladwin. Art and Sacred Places has been recurrently funded by Arts Council England South East and has raised additional income from a number of other sources including the Jerusalem Trust, the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and the Henry Moore Foundation. Donations from members and sponsors are always welcome.



The Revd Stephen Tucker (Chair)

The Rt Revd John Gladwin

The Venerable Alastair Cutting

Dr Jonathan Koestle-Cate

Vincenzo Albano (Treasurer).



Art and Sacred Places' patrons include Pofessor Lord Harries of Pentregarth and critic and broadcaster Andrew Graham-Dixon. Founding member and former Chair, the Revd Keith Elford, is now Honorary Vice-President.




Adviser: Angela Peagram




Art and Christianity Enquiry
Art and Spirituality Network
Arts Council England
Living Spirituality


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