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Fiona Ellis

Opinion Fiona Ellis 5 May 2015

A further response to Timothy Ogden’s ‘Why philanthropists should not support the arts’

Thank you, Tim Ogden, for a serious and considered response to the March special feature on ‘Why philanthropists should support the arts’ – even if I cannot wholly agree with you. You make some good …

Special feature Fiona Ellis and Hania Aswad 2 March 2015

Why do dictators lock up the poets first?

Why should philanthropists fund the arts? Some have argued that as art is of lesser importance than basics like food, shelter, health and so forth, there is no justification for funding art until world hunger …

Special feature Fiona Ellis 2 March 2015

The power of film: interview with Sophie Leferink

International grantmaker Hivos is based in the Netherlands but funds in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It is, in the words of staffer Sophie Leferink, ‘a development organization based on humanistic principles’. Why, then, does …

Conference Report Fiona Ellis 1 December 2009 For Subscribers

Philanthropic Foundations Canada conference

Event Philanthropic Foundations Canada 3rd Annual Conference Date 28-29 October 2009 Venue Calgary, Canada Title The Pulse of Philanthropy Canadians have a reputation for calmness. They seem to have handled the economic crisis better than …