The Prince of Wales Arts Philanthropy Medals recognise and celebrate philanthropists who help the arts to thrive in communities across the UK.
All of this year’s honourees are diverse in their giving, but united by their drive in keeping arts and culture vital and accessible to all.
His Royal Highness, together with Arts & Business - a part of the Prince’s Charity, Business in the Community - has presented The Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy annually since 2008, celebrating these individuals who support the arts in its widest forms (see all honourees further below).
On 12 November 2014, at a lunchtime ceremony held at St James’s Palace, His Royal Highness presented medals to the five 2014 honourees (read more by clicking on their names):
For the 2014 campaign, Arts & Business invited nominations from arts bodies across the length and breadth of the UK, receiving a total of 35, each with several letters of support from nominating institutions. Initial selection was made by a group of arts advisors - including Arts Council England’s Alan Davey, the BBC’s Lord Hall and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s Hilary Boulding - who drew up a short list of 10 arts philanthropists to put forward to the final judging panel of Colin Tweedy OBE, Sir Ronald Harwood and Dame Monica Mason who selected this year’s final five recipients.
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Dr Terry and Elizabeth Bramall, Sir Harry and Lady Djanogly, HRH The Prince of Wales, Lady Sainsbury of Turville, John J Studzinski, and Lyn ShearsPhoto: Paul Burns