Welcome to ArtSocial

Transforming Lives Through the Power of Arts




We are ArtSocial Foundation – a philanthropic foundation that is on a mission to use arts to improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people with special needs, life-limiting health conditions or psychological trauma.

We provide grants to grassroots and national charities in the UK and Russia that work with vulnerable children and adults through arts.

ArtSocial Foundation is supported by Patrons Club - a group of like-minded people with diverse backgrounds who share a passion for arts and philanthropy. Throughout the year our Patrons enjoy a specially curated programme of events, including charities visits, galleries tours, curated talks and bespoke behind-the-scenes visits, getting up close to the cultural scene of London and beyond.


 From The Founder

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I passionately believe in the power of art to unite and transform.

During my childhood in an industrial city in the north-west of Russia, art unlocked a different world for me – a world in which I could dream and aspire to a full and diverse life.

I want young people to have the same opportunity. In particular, I’m committed to helping disadvantaged young people access art to overcome social, economic or health challenges. That’s why I set up ArtSocial Foundation in 2015: to put the power of art into action.

London has been an important influence on this mission. When I first moved here in 2009, I discovered an art scene of caring, dedicated people. They inspired me to found ArtSocial Patrons Club as a way to explore art and culture together – and to help support the work of ArtSocial Foundation.

I’m immensely proud of the vibrant community we’ve built – and excited to help even more young people experience the power of art.

- Alina Uspenskaya, Founder and Director


Our News

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Past Patrons Events

From curated talks to private tours, our patrons get up close to cultural scene of London and beyond