Wellcome Trust
威康信託基金會


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F.Wellcome Collection, Medicine Man gallery. Credit- Rama Knight, 2007

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A: Are there any laws or acts that regulate your operation?

C: Yes, we fund works for charitable purposes and therefore we are regulated by the Charities Commission in the UK.

A:你們的運營需要受什麼法律和規章監控嗎?

C:這是必然的。我們必須以慈善目的來進行資助計劃,所以我們是受英國慈善機構委員會所監控的。

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A: You can’t sell any works, can you?

C: Well, you can sell work that has been funded by us if it means it will ensure a higher profile for the work. We are not funding artistci work for commercial purposes and therefore we have to ensure that we have agreements which recoup our investment to ensure we can spend that

investment in other ways, in order to meet our charitable aims.

A:你們不可以出售作品,對嗎?

C:我們可以出售我們資助的作品以此來提高作品的熟知度。我們不能資助以商業為目的的藝術項目,我們必須遵守相關協議來達到慈善目的。

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A: What’s the advantage of such a private trust?

C: We do not have to meet particular political or governmental objectives, so we have freedom to be able to take risks, to be able to move quickly, and to be able to be more reactive, I guess. We can also be more strategic and focused about what we are trying to achieve, and therefore we can fund areas that we see a gap in terms of activity.

A:這樣的私人信託基金會有什麼好處呢?

C:我們不需要滿足特定的政治或政府目標,所以我們有很大的自由度,可以冒險,可以快速做決定,可以更靈活。我們可以更有策略地專注在我們的既定目標範圍,因此我們可以資助一些被遺漏的好項目。

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A: Could you share with us how you fund the artistic practices?

C: Wellcome Collection is something we run ourselves where we commission artists to make and show work for us. We have grant funding which is a reactive funding program where people can apply to make and show work outside of the Wellcome Trust. And then we have activities we deliver nationally such as the ‘Wonder’ season where we might commission artists to make work for us.

A:你能談談你們是怎麼資助藝術實踐的嗎?

C:威康收藏館是我們部的藝術資助項目,我們會直接進行藝術委託項目。我們也有資助項目讓大家申請,作品可以在威康收藏館之外進行全英展示,譬如和巴比肯合作的《奇蹟(Wonder)》項目,我們就會委託藝術家給我們進行藝術創作。

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A: What about the Image Awards?

C: Wellcome Image Awards is a part of the Wellcome Library. We have a number of prizes run by the Trust. We have Wellcome Book Prize, which is for medicine and literature; we have the Screenwriting Prize, for science in feature film, we have Science Writing Prize for popular science writing, and we have the Image Awards, so again it’s part of a bigger strategy for developing good ideas and practices within the cultural sector.

A:那麼圖像獎呢?

C:威康圖像獎是威康圖書館的一部分。我們信託基金會有很多獎項,譬如威康書籍獎,專門嘉獎醫學文學;威康編劇獎,鼓勵專題科學電影;威康科學寫作獎,表彰受歡迎的科學題材寫作,所以圖像獎也像其他獎項一樣,是我們在文化領域鼓勵好的想法和推動優秀實踐的策略。


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