Legal & General Arts Award 2014
Steve Thomas, Legal & General, Elaina Gray & Amy Sears, Chapter
& John Griffiths AM, Minister for Culture & Sport
The variety of creative partnerships developed and sustained by Chapter impressed the judges. They agreed that the arts centre’s work with a range of businesses stood out as a model of excellence.
Its partnership with Admiral was formed in 2010 to engage the business’ staff. Over 2,500 employees now take part in activities at Chapter every year through workshops and accessing free tickets. In addition to the cash sponsorship, the arts centre has seen a significant increase in income through use of a discount card for Admiral staff.
Legal & General sponsored Chapter’s Supportive Environment film screenings aimed at children with complex needs. Thanks to A&B Cymru investment, the initiative was extended to include adults with learning disabilities.
Renault Cardiff’s provision of an electric vehicle to deliver Chapter’s marketing material has saved the arts centre money and substantially boosted its image as a venue committed to reducing its carbon footprint.
The ongoing support of Richer Sounds has shown real benefits for both Chapter and the local business. The arts centre has the use of up to date technical equipment, ensuring its hire spaces are of the highest possible quality.
The judges were astounded that such a diverse range of beneficial partnerships had been formed and sustained by a single fundraiser.
National Eisteddfod of Wales for the loyalty it engenders in an impressive range of businesses. These include Craig Bragdy Designs, Ifor Williams Trailers, Jones Bros and Principality Building Society.
Wales Millennium Centre for its long term partnerships with Legal & General and Lloyds Bank which have benefitted many people drawn from a range of communities.