Chichester art charity wins praise in the House of Lords

Bishop Martin
Bishop Martin

A Chichester charity which works with outsider artists has been praised in the House of Lords.

A debate entitled ‘How sport, recreation and the arts contribute to the wellbeing of society’ at the House of Lords saw the Right Reverend Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester, speak about Outside In.

In his comments he labelled the charity ‘remarkable’ and spoke of the ‘astonishing achievements’ accomplished since it was established in 2006.

Calling for more funding for the sector, Bishop Martin added that Outside In demonstrates the social value of supporting talents that ‘enrich us emotionally, materially and spiritually’.

Responding to the speech, founder and director Marc Steene said: “Outside In is honoured to have been highlighted as proof investment in the arts sector is vital as it changes lives.

“This is something we witness on a daily basis through our work supporting and celebrating artists who would otherwise face significant barriers to the art world.

“As a result we fully support any actions that will help enable more to be done and we are extremely grateful to Bishop Martin for speaking on the topic in the House of Lords.”

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