Philanthropy

Are charity art auctions, not donations, the new model for offsetting taxes?

Paul Allen’s estate has pledged proceeds of its $1.6bn Christie’s sale to unnamed philanthropic causes, while FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried vaguely promised to give away his fortune

Collectors recruit new allies to help museums accept the treasures they are offering

For many museums, the offer of works of art can be more of a headache than a blessing, so potential donors are finding they must do some groundwork to ensure their gift will be accepted—and appreciated

London's National Portrait Gallery receives £10m donation from Leonard Blavatnik

First floor of London museum to be renamed the "Blavatnik Wing" and will display 100 years of portraiture across nine galleries

London's National Gallery drops disgraced Sackler family name from its walls—will the V&A follow suit?

Victoria and Albert Museum is last major UK institution to retain the donors' name on its building, despite settlement agreement allowing its removal

Tainted gifts: as British Museum and the Met disavow the Sackler name, museums rethink donation deals

Institutions are increasingly including “morals clauses” in gift agreements to protect themselves if donors fall from grace

Sackler name will be removed from British Museum galleries, rooms and endowments

The removals are the result of a mutual agreement between the museum and the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation

Why endow a museum wing when you can fund archives? Hauser & Wirth Institute gives $700,000 in grants to preserving historical records

Newly announced funding for the Studio Museum in Harlem and Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute follow 2021 grants to small nonprofits in Chicago, British Columbia and Hong Kong

New $6bn Sackler settlement would let museums remove family’s name from galleries and buildings without consequence

The settlement, if approved, would also place limits on any statements made by museums as they remove the Sackler name

Vladimir Potanin, one of Russia's richest men, resigns from board of the Guggenheim Museum

New York institution condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine in its statement on the resignation

Tate's U-turn on Sacklers

The museum will remove the opioid sellers’ name from multiple locations

John Sainsbury, former supermarket boss and major patron of British museums, has died aged 94

Benefactors of his gifts include London's National Gallery, Tate Britain, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the British Museum, the Ashmolean Museum and the Royal Opera House

More refugees to be trained as tour guides at Oxford University museums after £1m gift from Saudi foundation

Funding from Alwaleed Philanthropies will support Multaka project working with 200 refugees and asylum seekers over the next five years

Activists including the artist Nan Goldin protest bankruptcy settlement shielding the Sackler family from prosecution

Demonstrators plant cardboard tombstones outside a New York courthouse to call attention to Purdue Pharma’s role in deaths from the opioid painkiller Oxycontin

Over 60 arts and culture groups receive funding from MacKenzie Scott, who is giving away $2.74bn of her Amazon fortune

El Museo del Barrio in New York and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco are among recipients of grants distributed by the ex-wife of billionaire Jeff Bezos

Hermitage Amsterdam close to reaching €1m in urgent crowdfunding appeal to survive Covid-19 crisis

The privately funded Dutch branch of the State Hermitage Museum has attracted 10,000 donations from the public but director says "we're not done yet"

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Chicago’s Joyce Foundation awards $75,000 each to four artists’ projects

Sydney Chatman, Daniel Minter, Kameelah Janan Rasheed and Santiago X will create new works in Great Lakes cities that “honour individual and collective resiliency”

Eli Broad, an unexpected—and often unreasonable—arts patron

The self-made billionaire helped shape the Los Angeles art scene, while clashing with most of its prominent museum leaders

Josef and Anni Albers Foundation to unveil new maternity and paediatric hospital in Senegal

German architect has designed the €2m building which takes elements from the Bauhaus couple’s work

Eli Broad, who helped reshape the cultural landscape of Los Angeles, has died, aged 87

Billionaire art collector, businessman and philanthropist founded the museum that bears his name and helped shore up Disney Concert Hall, Lacma and MOCA

Michigan billionaires Jennifer and Dan Gilbert give $30m to Cranbrook Academy of the Arts

The donation will support diversity efforts and student scholarships for the Detroit area art school

Two non-profits team up to offer $100,000 grants to artists in the San Francisco Bay Area

Annual stipends will benefit creators struggling with an astronomical cost of living in the region, which is facing an artistic exodus

Donald R. Sobey, one of Canada’s greatest cultural philanthropists, has died, aged 86

The son of the Sobey’s grocery chain founder was a huge supporter of artists, and helped establish the country’s main art prize

Lorna Simpson, Rirkrit Tiravanija and other artists donate works to benefit New York charities

The Artists Support initiative will donate 100% of proceeds to local organisations

Fill your boots: Dr. Martens gives £60,000 for new video commissions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London

Grants will be given to artists to create moving image works to premiere at the ICA's Image Behaviour 2021 forum

Joan Mitchell Foundation switches to longer-term support of US artists

Annual $25,000 grants will give way to disbursing $60,000 to individuals over five years, with an emphasis on financial advice

Weston Culture Fund gives UK arts organisations £30m in relief from 'devastating impact' of Covid-19

Wallace Collection, Birmingham Museums and the MAC Belfast are among more than 100 charities receiving recovery grants from the Garfield Weston Foundation

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Singer RM from Korean boyband BTS named 'art sponsor of the year'

The Bangtan Boys musician was recognised for donating $90,400 to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul last September

Grants multiply as government agencies and foundations seek to rescue US cultural organisations amid pandemic

Latest allocations include $32.8m from the National Endowment for the Humanities and $47.1m from New York’s Department of Cultural Affairs