About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

We’re pleased to introduce the enterprising arts and culture organisations that have received social impact investment through the Arts Impact Fund.

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Through the £7 million Arts Impact Fund, which is funded by Arts Council England, Bank of America, the Esmee Fairbairn and Calouste Gulbenkian foundations as well as Nesta, we’re experimenting with applying the concept of social impact investment to the arts and cultural sector in England using unsecured loans as our investment tool.

In total we announced £8.8 million of investment across 27 enterprising arts organisations.

Browse the portfolio at the links below, and find out more about the Arts Impact Fund.