Amnesty International and Annie Lennox Launch The Amnesty Arts Fund
This Thursday Annie will host the launch of the Amnesty Arts Fund at The Twentieth Century Theatre in London.
The launch will present Amnesty’s work in the arts to key members of the creative industries, high profile Amnesty International supporters and major donors.
Confirmed attendees include: Martha Lane Fox, Anton and Lisa Bilton, Nick Broomfield, Laura Bailey, Mariella Frostrup, Archie Panjabi, Erin O Connor, Kelly Hoppen. Founding members of the Amnesty Arts Fund include Sir Elton John and David Furnish, Nicolas Cage, Martin McDonagh, Betty Jackson, Philip Noyce and Terry Jones.
The Amnesty Arts Fund brings together people who believe passionately in freedom of expression and projects, which have the potential to reach new audiences and inspire creative activism around the world.Amnesty International has a long and proud tradition of working with creative industries and individuals to raise awareness for human rights issues across the globe. This work has inspired change, action and momentum throughout the audiences which have been reached. The launch event will celebrate past, current and future creative projects and creative activism.
Annie commented: "Arts and artists have the unique power to bring people together and inspire positive action. The Amnesty Arts Fund recognises that power and uses it to call for change."
In her latest video blog Annie discusses The Amnesty Arts Fund and what inspired her to get involved with the project. Click here to watch it now.
The Amnesty Arts Fund will provide essential resources and funding to creative projects across the arts including; film, photography, music, fashion, art, comedy, theatre and literature. The Amnesty Arts Fund will support creative projects and individuals to ensure that the human stories behind the statistics and reports of global human rights violations are understood and brought further into the public consciousness.