The Arts Club Charitable Trust
Registered Charity No. 1075950
Established in 2000, the objectives of the Charitable Trust are:
“to promote, maintain, improve and advance education in the arts generally for the benefit of the public and, in particular,
a) By the encouragement of sculpture, painting, design, drawing, lithography, printmaking. graphics, poetry, literature, film, photography, dance and music; and
b) By the advancement of skill and craftsmanship therein.”
After a degree in economic and social studies, Jean-Francois did Hotel School management to the highest level in his native Belgium when he first started managing his Officer's Mess in the centre of Brussels, worked in Comme Chez Soi and Villa Lorraine (3 Michelin stars) before coming to Le Gavroche and worked with the Roux Brothers for several years going through the Waterside Inn and the Restaurants and various contracts in the City working for several high profile banks. He started a conference centre, tea room, restaurant out of an old stable block in the Country before returning to London, had a spell at managing catering of a hotel before being head hunted for the RS Hispaniola where he stayed for 11 years as a partner to the then owner. He started Jean-Francois Dor Events in 2003 when he left, is a consultant in Hotel and Catering businesses, Chairs various committees and the Arts Club Charitable Trust. Jean-Francois belongs to various Clubs, Societies and Liveries.
Many members may not be aware of the existence and objects of the Trust and other members may not yet have considered joining it and enabling it primarily to benefit struggling artists in all fields.
The Trust is a registered charity and so donations (a minimum donation of twenty pounds is currently required each year for membership) may be made under Gift Aid and legacies are free of inheritance tax. Its management is entirely independent of the Club and, although the Club appoints two members of the Trust’s Executive Committee, the majority of that Committee and its chairman are not on the Club Board. At the same time it is self-evident that the Trust’s objects are consistent with many of those of the Club and that it is hoped that publicity of the charitable work of the Trust will help promote the Club as THE club that all those interested in and furthering the Arts should aspire to join.
You have had the opportunity of seeing the results of some of the Trust’s activities at the exhibition of the work of some past prize-winners of its awards and we hope that many of you will feel inspired to give at least twenty pounds to become a member. We also hope that some of you will be able to help identify struggling artists in any field of the arts generally worthy of a boost who can be helped to progress with a grant of an award by the Trust. Currently the amount of money may seem rather little (the Trust cannot currently contemplate any award of more than a thousand pounds) but the recognition of the artist and the scope for publicity mean that a lot of good can be achieved even with modest resources. Do join us.
You can send £ 20 minimum donation for membership to:
The Arts Club Charitable Trust
40 Dover Street
London W1S 4NP
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The Arts Club Charitable Trust
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We are able to reclaim the tax you have already paid on any money given to the Trust by individual tax payers. We are not able to reclaim tax paid by Groups or Businesses. The form below covers future donations – so you will only have to do it once.
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Panel of Judges for the Excellence in Drawing Award 08/05/08
Jean-Francois Dor (Chair of The Arts Club Charitable Trust), Philip Mould (Antiques Road Show Picture Expert and Gallery Owner), Sir Peter Blake C.B.E., Wendy Harman, Prof Maurice Cockrill RA (Keeper of the RA Schools), Antony Williams (Portrait Painter -Queen with sausage fingers), Prof Ken Howard RA, Julie Jackson NEAC, Bill Packer (Art Critic). Mike Godbee (Chair of The Arts Club) was obscured in back row....
These comments are from Wendy Harman
The winners were announced at the Artist's Soiree on Monday 19th May 2008 see below for the list.
Sadly with the ill fated start of Doom and Gloom, it remained so and we had to withdraw all concerts. We thank all the singers and the pianist for wanting to help the Trust. Deborah Norman was exceptional and the Trust expressed its gratitude in the form of a donation.
In aid of the Arts Club Charitable Trust and with the support of Robert Tears CBE
each recital will be preceded by a glass of wine on arrival and followed by supper - 2 course meal with wine. All the artists have accepted much smaller than usual fees for their performances and we are grateful to them. The participation has been fixed to £ 65.00 per person inclusive of service and VAT and include a donation of £ 25 to the Trust or £ 600 per tables of ten to include a donation of £ 200.oo to the Trust . Please make your cheques payable to The Arts Club Charitable Trust or call 0800 084 21 73 to pay by credit card. Please state you dietary requirements upon booking.
Friday 13th June – “Doom & Gloom”
Soprano Deborah Norman made her professional debut as Maria in West Side Story at La Scala, Milan and at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden singing Chloe in The Queen of Spades. She has also performed major principal roles with Welsh National Opera and Opera North as well as in demand internationally for gala performances. Notable engagements include Naiad in Ariadne aufNaxoswith the London Symphony Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle, Carmina Burana at the Royal Albert Hall, Opera Galas at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow & Bridgewater Hall and CDrecordings with EMI Classics and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Deborah was .... stunning, she delighted the audience with song from Puccini, Strauss, Duparc, Faure, some were in tears at her rendition of Alfredo Catalani (1854-1893) Ebbenn'andro from La Wall, Gerschin and " La VeuveJoyeuse" deLehar.
We very much look forward to hearing Josuah on:
Friday 25th July – “Swan Upping”
Studying at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under the support of the Countess of MunsterMusical Trust, tenor Joshua Ellicott took four of the top prizes at the 2006 International Vocal Competition in s-Hertogenbosch including the overall first prize. He has performed at London's WigmoreHall, Purcell Room, Royal Albert Hall and Barbican Hall, operatic performances with most of the major British opera houses and recently the role of Narrin Wozzeck for La Monnaie in Brussels.
http://25july.blog.com/ for further information
Friday 15th August – “All Things British”
Baritone Roland Wood studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and at the National Opera Studio under the support of the Peter Moores Foundation. He has understudied and performed operatic roles for European Union Opera, Aix en Musique Festival,Glyndebourne and English National Opera, as well as opera galas with the BayerischeRundfunkorchester and the European Union Youth Orchestra in Baden-Baden. He has represented England in the Cardiff Singer of the World (semi-final winner) and in 2008 will be appearing as Renato in Unballo in maschera for the NationaleReisopera in the Netherlands, Alfioin Cavelleria Rusticana at English National Opera.
Friday 26th September – “Surf & Turf”
Australian born mezzo-soprano Katrina Waters graduated Royal College of Music’s Benjamin Britten International Opera School in London with distinction. She is strongly established as a international artist in demand for roles here in the UK, Europe and Australia. She has broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as part of a masterclass series with MalcolmMartineau. Her opera roles include Meg Page in Falstaff with Lyrique-en-Me Festival de Belle-Ile, Brittany, Florence Pike (Albert Herring) for theAldeburgh International Festival and Bianca in the Rape Of Lucretia (Britten). Concert highlights include Mahler’s Kindertötenlieder in Canberra and performances in Sydney Opera House with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.
Friday 24th October – “Mademoiselle Renard”
One of the world’s most sought after sopranos, Sarah Fox won the 1997 Kathleen Ferrier award at 24 and began her professional career singing Karolkain Jenufafor Glyndebourne Festival Opera and has recently performedfirst Rhinemaidenin Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Zerlina(Don Giovanni) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Asteria(Tamerlano) for the BayerisheStaatsoperMünchen. Sarah has appeared regularly at the BBC Proms and Edinburgh Festival with Sir Charles Mackerras.
Australian pianist David Barnard graduated from his Bachelor of Music studies at the age of 18 and received national recognition for his outstanding achievements during his study. He has worked as an accompanist extensively around the UK, Europe and Australia accompanying some of the finest singers and instrumentalists in the profession. He is a Yehudi Menuhin & Britten-Pears Young Artist.