Fenella Fielding Foundation
In 2020, Simon McKay, Fenella's close friend and collaborator established the Fenella Fielding Foundation Ltd as a way to continue the projects they had intended to do in her lifetime. It is a not-for-profit company, meaning any profits will be donated to an existing charity such as RADA Scholarship Fund. (In keeping with the RADA scholarship Fenella benefitted from when she was starting out.)
The main objectives of the Foundation are:
⦁ to celebrate the life and career of Fenella Fielding OBE;
⦁ to catalogue, preserve and make accessible the Fenella Fielding Archive;
⦁ to raise money for charitable or other noteworthy causes using the Fenella Fielding Archive as source material to produce CDs, DVDs, books and exhibitions
The first project you can expect to see is a series of new Fenella portraits. Artist Fionn Wilson (who recently curated an exhibition about Christine Keeler - sponsored by Arts Council England) is overseeing the creation of 15 new portraits by 5 artists she has chosen. The artists did not get to meet Fenella, but with the support of the Foundation they have access to many unseen images of the great lady.
All plans are subject to change because of coronavirus, but the portrait exhibition is intended to open in spring 2021. It is hoped to exhibit in four UK locations that all have strong links to Fenella's career. In the meantime, the work to catalogue the Fenella Archive and initiate other projects continues.
Fenella Fielding Foundation Ltd
Companies House Registration No. 12767198