About us – Fundraising sub-committee
Although the Guernsey Arts Commission receives a level of funding each year from the Culture & Leisure and Commerce & Employment Departments of the States of Guernsey an important part of its work is to do with raising funds, to further develop and promote the arts while delivering its own initiatives.
In light of this a Sub-Committee was set up in early 2010 with the aim of fundraising for the Guernsey Arts Commission.
Led by Connie Helyar-Wilkinson the Sub-Committee’s first project was to raise funds for the first ever Guernsey Literary Festival, and, working closely with the Film, Poetry and Prose Sub-Committee they achieved this and made the event possible.
If you would like to support the work of the Guernsey Arts Commission and help us support artistic endeavour in Guernsey please contact Connie Helyar-Wilkinson on email@example.com and for information on the Commission’s current fundraising initiatives take a look at here.
Connie Helyar-Wilkinson (Chair)
Susan Lloyd moved to Guernsey in 1999 having spent most of her career in the finance industry. She now serves as a non-executive director of several private equity funds based in the Channel Islands. She has had limited involvement in the arts locally but was persuaded to join the Fundraising Sub-Committee both because of her experience in raising money for private equity funds and her close involvement over the past 8 years with Southbank Sinfonia (SbS), an orchestra in London for young professional musicians. She has been instrumental in organising concerts as well as educational projects with schools in Guernsey involving SbS musicians in recent years.
Dr Elaine Monkhouse
Elaine is an independent executive coach and change consultant and enjoys art in all forms, but particularly live music. She has lived in Guernsey for 8 years, and has nearly 30 years of business experience spanning different countries and cultures. Elaine sings with GCOS and is threatening to take up the piano again soon (honestly!). She particularly enjoys being involved with GAC Fundraising so that the arts might achieve a better profile for corporate sponsorship, which she knows firsthand can lose out to other charitable funding opportunities.