Esmée Fairbairn Foundation’s Unlocking Change Webinar – Creative, Confident Communities (Online)

Tickets Cost: £0.00 When: Thursday December 3rd, 2020 11:00am

To bring their new strategy to life, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation are holding three webinars to explore ways of unlocking change for their three aims: Our Natural World; A Fairer Future; and Creative, Confident, Communities.

During the one-hour webinars, the Foundation will introduce their new strategy and speak to the people who have inspired their new strategy. Each presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A session.

Webinar 1: A Fairer Future

People make change – harnessing the power of people’s experiences to bring about a fairer future.

To bring about a fairer future, the Foundation believes people most affected by the issues should have a role in how to improve them. This means bringing the voices, perspectives and experiences of people facing injustice and inequality into the decision-making process. In this webinar, you’ll hear from people who are using their experiences and voice to bring about change to improve the care system.


  • Henrietta Imoreh, Applied Theatre Practitioner/EY Foundation, Programme Delivery Coordinator
  • Megan Sutherland, Vice-Chair, Who Cares? Scotland
  • Sophie Hutson, Drive Forward Foundation Policy Forum Ambassador
  • Chelbi Hillan, Drive Forward Foundation Policy Forum Ambassador
  • Kate Watson, Senior Projects Manager, PhotoVoice

Facilitator: Hannah Lim, Funding Manager – Lead Social Change

Welcome by: Caroline Mason, Chief Executive

Date and Time: Wednesday 4 November 2020, 11am-12pm

Webinar 2: Creative, Confident Communities

Creativity is everywhere: restoring and strengthening local communities through the power of the arts

There may never have been a more important time for arts and culture in the UK. As we weather the storm of COVID-19, the Foundation believes that the arts and creativity will be key to restoring our communities, and bringing them together. But what does it take to enable people to engage with creative work on their own terms? In this webinar, you’ll hear three different perspectives on what it means to take a truly collaborative approach to culture.


  • Tarek Iskander, Artistic Director and CEO, Battersea Arts Centre
  • George Hill, Co-Chair, Kingswood and Hazel Leys in Corby, Creative Civic Change Programme
  • Heather Peak Morison, Artist/facilitator, Creative Civic Change Programme

Facilitator: Alison Holdom, Funding Manager – Lead Arts and Heritage

Welcome by: Caroline Mason, Chief Executive

Date and Time: Thursday 3 December 2020, 11am-12pm

Webinar 3: Our Natural World

Restoring our natural world – is it time to try something new?

We are at an important point in how people are thinking about the natural world. Levels of understanding and awareness of the climate and biodiversity crisis are increasing. COVID-19 has shone a light on access to green space and nature. It has thrown up questions on equity, lifestyles and where our food comes from. Despite the ongoing pandemic, there is a sense of opportunity and optimism that we can secure a green recovery. We have seen new announcements, most recently to increase the amount of protected land in the UK to 30% by 2030. We can’t let this be another false dawn. This webinar will bring together organisations and individuals wanting to consider new and different approaches to restoring the natural world.


  • Gillian Burke, Biologist and Television Presenter
  • Trewin Restorick, CEO and Founder, Hubbub UK

Facilitator: Liam McAleese, Director – Our Natural World

Welcome by: Caroline Mason, Chief Executive

Date and Time: Monday 7 December 2020, 11am-12pm

These webinars are not managed by Funding for All. For more information please contact the event organiser.