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Closed 30/08/2017

raised of £5,000 target by 28 supporters

    Weʼve raised £590 to support women instigators of arts and social change

    Lincoln UK
    Funded on Wednesday, 30th August 2017

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    The Mrs Hughes Award


    This site is set up to make a fund available for older women artists going through change, a change in their career, physical change, change in attitude, workload and creativity. This fund will enable them to embrace change and continue producing art. they have already been quiet instigators who have dedicated their lives to the arts and social change, have inspired, influenced and shifted the paradigm of the arts in Lincolnshire and beyond!

    Those who have believed in inclusion, equality, participation and relevance when there was none and fought through disbelief, elitism, exclusion putting themselves in extreme or difficult situations, quietly without fuss and with a smile and good humour, producing meaningful quality arts. This was new, exciting and pioneering which put fire in the belly of these determined women, but now they are abandoned from the very community they helped create. Now in their dotage (past menopause) no longer considered useful other than as unpaid mentors. Some struggling due to their giving and receiving less than they deserved in order to make change, slowly and significantly, now living only on respect.

    They were operating in a very different landscape, where working with communities, people with disabilities and those with mental health issues were disregarded in the arts world, and where these women were not considered artists in their own right by the elite, which penetrated every aspect of the “official” art world. Of course it’s not just women who did this but it appears that a larger percentage of women have not benefited from their efforts.

    Now significant changes have happened and these things are written into applications to guarantee artists today make relevant work. The movement of community arts has enabled the now termed “social engagement and relationship arts” to emerge. It has made jobs, workshops and opportunities and has become part of academic training. So there you have it you bright young things… Now, for respect I was talking about…..we need a little more…hence The Mrs Hughes Award, a Justgiving site where donations from all genders are welcome. Contributors to the site will receive a specifically designed print from me. The funds will go into a pot which will be managed by the successful nominees, those selected so far are Wendy Bullar, Lena Sass, Lesley Stableford, Carol Parker, Sue Auty others may be nominated for consideration, so please donate and nominate…..

    How it works: You donate to the pot, and you can also nominate someone if you wish. The contributor and The nominee will receive a specially designed print "The Mrs Hughes Award". The nominee must be an older woman ( over 55) who has made a considerable contibution to community/socially engaged arts. The intention is to make a fund available. The nominees will decide how this fund is spent.

    Remember contributors, contact me to get your print or leave a message on Justgiving page



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    • Lena  Sass Hughes3 years ago
      Lena  Sass Hughes

      Lena Sass Hughes

      3 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you for all your support, we didn't make the target but don't worry the intention is to continue fundraising to add to this pot so we can make a difference. I will be sending supporters and nominees a print as a thank you, please leave your email or send me an email at

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    3 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 8/29/2017 07.06



    • Anonymous


      Aug 29, 2017

    • Kayla Bowtell

      Kayla Bowtell

      Aug 28, 2017


    • Wendy Meadley

      Wendy Meadley

      Aug 26, 2017

      Good Luck!


    • Liz Pugh

      Liz Pugh

      Aug 26, 2017

      Good luck :))


    • Anonymous


      Aug 23, 2017

      Good work Lena - mighty impressed ma'am


    • S Mackreth

      S Mackreth

      Aug 19, 2017

      It's true the art world has a bias for youth over experience...


    • Irene Fitzpatrick

      Irene Fitzpatrick

      Aug 18, 2017

      Happy to help although I'm only an amateur artist.


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    Lena  Sass Hughes

    Lena Sass Hughes

    Lincoln UK

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