Anthony Bennett: development fundraiser and arts graduate

Anthony Bennett, the Director of Development for World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), reflects on how his fine arts education impacted on his later career.

As Anthony discusses in the film, early on after graduation artists face the dilemma of finding out where the money is going to come from to allow them to keep on producing art; his own career veering towards fundrising and philanthropy soon after he finished his studies at Glasgow School of Art and Chelsea College of Art & Design.

Prior to working at WWF, Anthony has had a career across arts and environmental organisations including The National Art Collections Fund and English National Opera. He is currently responsible for annual income of over £17m worth of financing from philanthropy and government partnerships. He is a graduate of Chelsea College of Art & Design and Glasgow School of Art, where he took his first degree in Environmental Art; and is a fellow of the RSA.

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This film was commissioned by Artquest as part of An Arts Foundation, six filmed interviews with a diverse group of individuals who have all gone through an art school education but have shifted career-path later in life. 

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