11 Aug 2019

Chris Parkin on giving to the arts

From Standing Room Only, 1:30 pm on 11 August 2019
Chris Parkin, arts philanthropist

Chris Parkin, arts philanthropist Photo: Photography By Woolf

Arts patron, philanthropist and entrepeneur Chris Parkin, the man behind the $20,000 Parkin Drawing Prize (just announced) and a fabulous hotel art collection, who has just donated $1 million towards the planned national music centre in Civic Square Wellington, and recently donated $120000 towards strengthening arts crowdfunding platform Boosted.

Why give to the arts when the world is full of all sorts of urgent life and death causes?