I'll keep this brief as I wanted to raise an opportunity to share ideas here rather than simply shout out one of my own.
I just watched the Cameron B'ham piece and began to wonder a bit more about the philanthropy opportunity.
1) Here for the first time in my experience of the arts we have a high level figurehead (champion?) telling people to think about how they might individually contribute to sustaining the high profile UK success that is the arts - to donate, volunteer, become a patron - whatever - putting my political inclinations aside this is an amazing opportunity - how can we maximise this exposure?
2) With the advent of e-technology based giving can we as a sector bring about a solution to more general people based philanthropy? Doing the sums of what the next spending review means to the everyday person a 25% cut imposed via ACE to its RFO's equates to around only 4p per person per week - or the cost of a cup of high street coffee per year, or a bit more than buying one weekend quality newspaper. Is there a way to motivate audiences nationally (not simply by just benefitting individual orgs) through something like the Big Art Give to achieve a joined up approach to philanthropy for the arts?