GUERNSEY ICONIC ART VENUE

Over the last 3 years, David Ummels has organised a number of highly successful art exhibitions and related charitable events through his initiative Art for Guernsey.

During this time, through various roles and functions (Chamber, Locate Guernsey, IoD, Community Foundation, Art Strategy Working Group, Arts for Impact) David has established a vast consensus supporting the idea to use Art as an enabler, to achieve quantifiable and measurable goals, and more specifically on the merits of an Iconic Art Venue in Guernsey.

The support encompasses corporate, civil, political, art, HNWIs and philanthropic sectors, not to mention the broader community of Guernsey.

VIEW THE PROPOSAL

We have developed this short video outlining the proposal for the Guernsey Iconic Art Venue. Please take two minutes take two minutes to discover how this incredible asset can enhance the cultural offerings and economy of Guernsey.

LIST OF KEY STAKEHOLDERS

A NEW CATALYST FOR GUERNSEYS’S DEVELOPMENT

An iconic art venue, in prime location on Guernsey’s seafront, will act as a country brand flagship and significant economic enabler (0.5 % GDP equivalent after year 3).

Indeed, cultural tourism is the fastest growing tourism sector in the world. The iconic art venue will provide Guernsey with the catalyst to compete in the international cultural tourism market and to become a destination on the back of this project.

COUNTRY BRAND

Cultural Diplomacy

HOSPITALITY

Increased Occupancy

TOURISM

Increased Visitors

EDUCATION, ART & CULTURE

Providing inspiration and raising standards

TRANSPORT

Increased Traffic

EMPLOYMENT

Diversification and creation of highly qualified jobs

RELOCATION

Individual’s and businesses

QUALITY OF LIFE

Enhanced cultural environment

THE PROPOSAL

Discover the detail behind the Guernsey Iconic Art Venue and read the full proposal submitted to the States of Guernsey for review.

DOWNLOAD THE PROPOSAL

Download a takeaway version of the proposal to read at your leisure in good old fashioned print.

ROB DAVIES MD HISCOX, GUERNSEY

“At Hiscox we passionately believe in the power of art to promote freedom and change society for the better. Art has no barriers – age, background, race, religion and sexuality are all irrelevant. Art brings communities together, gets people talking – everyone can have an opinion on a work of art and the great joy is that every opinion has merit. In a world where there is so much to be miserable about, art remains the shining beacon for the optimistic, for those of us who wish to wake up each day and discover new things and see the world through a more positive lens.

Guernsey must learn to offer diverse reasons for people to visit the island and bring much-needed revenue to the community. Becoming an Iconic Art Venue achieves this, but uniquely it does so while providing an instant benefit to the local community who will get to enjoy the exhibitions. A casino is a money-making scheme designed to remove cash from the foolish, it would damage the community and it is a fact of life that where casinos dwell, organised crime tries to follow.

Art is the tree of life, Guernsey is the perfect garden for it to grow in.”