The Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy

Celebrating the most inspiring philanthropists in the UK today.

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):

Dr Terry Bramall CBE & Mrs Elizabeth Bramall

Sir Harry Djanogly CBE & Lady Djanogly (Carol)

Lady Sainsbury of Turville CBE

Lyn Shears and the late Trevor Shears OBE

John J Studzinski CBE 

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  

Previous honourees

Lady Bernstein Philip and Christine Carne Ms Delfina Entrecanales
Lord Rothschild Ian and Mercedes Stoutzker
Sir Terence Conran Sir Gerald Elliot & Lady Elliot  Sir Peter Moores CBE, DL Mr Mathew Prichard, CBE, DL The Lady Rayne
Lloyd Dorfman Lady Hobson Michael and Jean Oglesby Jonathan Ruffer Dame Theresa Sackler
Richard Broyd  Anthony and Anne d’Offay David and the late Philippa Seligman Helen Thorpe The late Lord Wolfson
Michael and Dorothy Hintze
Dr Keith Howard  Donald MacDonald CBE and Louise MacDonald Mrs Mary Weston CBE Sir John Zochonis
Roger De Haan Dame Vivien Duffield CBE Dr Carol Hogel CBE Mr Martin and Carmel Naughton Lord and Lady Sainsbury of Preston Candover