Studies consistently demonstrate access to the arts improves mental health, reduces isolation and loneliness, helps people age better, reduces anxiety, improves educational attainment and reduces the likelihood of criminality.
We are calling on the support of business and individual ‘angels’ to support a designated fund ensuring inclusion, and widening access to free events in the City for everyone. Alongside this we will remove barriers through targeted support to assist people who might not otherwise be able to attend.
The fund has taken its inspiration from the Festival’s largest-ever event: Place des Anges, which will turn Milton Keynes into a ‘city of angels’ in July.
There are two strands to the City of Angel fund, one for businesses called Archangels, and one for individual donors, Seraph, Cherub and Guardian Angel.