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.
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
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
The Revd Stephen Tucker (Chair)
The Rt Revd
Dr Jonathan Koestle-Cate
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
and Christianity Enquiry
and Spirituality Network
Arts Council England