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The arts inspire, unite and challenge us all. We invest in the artists of today and tomorrow, commissioning work, training professionals and presenting in London and around the world.

Donations from businesses, trusts, and thousands of generous individuals give over 100 young people a day, from all walks of life, the chance to work with experts in learning projects across every genre: Music, Film, Theatre, Art and Dance. Together with your help we present to you the world's best artists of today and tomorrow.

In tough financial times, we need extra support more than ever. It's only with help from our donors that we can promise the most exciting artists a platform to develop amazing work and inspire you.

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Make a difference to a young person and make the world of art accessible to all

Did you know there are some things you can’t always see when you visit our galleries or attend a film or performance?

This is the world that unlocks young people’s creativity and enables them to express themselves with art that changes them. Where the talents of promising young artists are fostered, and the transformative benefits of art are made accessible to our community.

We’ve set a goal to raise £50,000 before Monday 31 December in order to reach more young people and make the arts accessible to more members of our community.

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How your support helps

Your help enables the Barbican to present an ambitious and innovative programme and to keep the organisation open and accessible to all