A vibrant arts sector brings a wide range of social, cultural and economic benefits. For more than 10 years, Columbia Threadneedle has been a major supporter of the arts in the UK through partnerships that span visual arts, art as therapy and art-based education programmes for diverse groups and communities from London and around the UK.
© The National Gallery, London
© The National Gallery, London
Take One Picture at the National Gallery
Paolo Uccello, ‘The Battle of San Romano’’ (painted probably about 1438-40)
© The National Gallery, London.
Columbia Threadneedle Foundation has partnered with the National Gallery in London since 2018 to support the Gallery’s ‘Take One Picture’ learning programme and exhibition. Complementing the Foundation’s support, Columbia Threadneedle Investments is the exclusive corporate sponsor of Take One Picture.
A Shipwreck in Stormy Seas (‘Tempête’), Vernet, Claude-Joseph Vernet (1714 – 1789), The National Gallery, London.
Take One Picture is the National Gallery’s flagship primary schools programme. Each year the Gallery chooses one painting from the collection to inspire primary classrooms countrywide. The programme aims to put art at the centre of children’s learning, inspiring a lifelong connection with artists, museums and galleries.
A display of work produced by schools based on the painting is then shown at the National Gallery in a dedicated exhibition and a selection is published on the National Gallery website. To be considered for the display, schools submit examples of how a whole class or school has used the picture in a cross-curricular way. Explore Take One Picture here.
We are proud to sponsor the ‘Take One Picture’ learning programme and exhibition for the sixth consecutive year. This year the National Gallery selected A Shipwreck in Stormy Seas (1773) by Claude-Joseph Vernet as the source of inspiration.
Clean Break women’s theatre company
Women’s offending is frequently underpinned by a range of complex and gender-specific needs. Clean Break was set up in 1979 by two women prisoners who believed that theatre could bring the hidden stories of imprisoned women to a wider audience. It produces ground-breaking theatre which puts women’s voices at its heart. Through theatre and tailored support, Clean Break builds women’s resilience, skills and creativity and gives them a voice.
The Foundation supports Clean Break’s Members Programme, which is open to women aged 17 and above who have lived experience of the criminal justice system or are at risk of entering it. It offers a foundation of learning and skills in theatre performance, creativity and wellbeing, as well as opportunities to engage in professional, public facing performance projects. Through a unique repertory of new plays and theatre-based creative learning, Clean Break raises difficult questions, inspires debate, and helps to effect profound and positive change in the lives of women with experience of the criminal justice system.
AT The Bus
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