We fund grantees who work at the intersection of arts and human rights, social justice and conservation.

Starting from the premise that access to culture is a basic human right and that the arts have a unique role to play in democracy and civil society, we aim to support artists and cultural organisations developing high quality interventions which resonate with the Trust’s mission.

A Guest Curator appointed annually will contribute to this Programme. In 2019 the first guest Curator of the Arts Programme is Ruth Rogers, who owns and runs The River Café in London. Ruth Rogers was educated at The Colorado Rocky Mountain School, Bennington College, and the London College of Printing. She worked in the art department of Penguin books with David Pelham, and later at Piano and Rogers Architects in Paris. She opened The River Cafe with Rose Gray in 1987 and they were awarded a Michelin star in 1997. In 2010, Ruth was awarded an MBE. She is on the panel of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year Award and is a trustee for the charities Refuge and Index on Censorship