Leading culture and campaigning agency Four Colman Getty has renewed its relationship with the charity English PEN to provide strategic communications consultancy on a number of key projects throughout the year.
English PEN promotes and defends the freedom to read and the freedom to write in the UK and around the world, through campaigning for free speech, supporting literature in translation and taking opportunities for creative expression to socially excluded communities. The charity has been at the forefront of international news in recent months, through its campaigns, events and awards, including its support of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. It was also involved in the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn an injunction preventing the publication of a memoir by the musician James Rhodes, intervening in the case as a third party in support of the book’s publication.
Four Colman Getty has worked with English PEN for the last decade and this new arrangement represents a significant increase in the company’s support for the charity. As part of the new relationship Four Colman Getty will also continue to promote the PEN Pinter Prize and support the annual PEN Quiz, a highlight of the media year happening this year on 16 November, working on a pro bono basis.
Dotti Irving, Chief Executive of Four Colman Getty says: “Four Colman Getty is a company specialising in both campaigning and culture, English PEN is a perfect match for us. We are delighted to be working with Jo Glanville and her team to support their vital work.”
Jo Glanville, CEO of English PEN, adds: “This is fantastic news for English PEN. Four Colman Getty are offering us invaluable support and expertise, giving English PEN the muscle to reach new supporters and build on our ambitions. The increase in strategic support is also great recognition of our work – and we’re very much looking forward to working with Dotti Irving and her colleagues.”
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About English PEN
English PEN is the founding centre of a worldwide writers’ association with centres in more than one hundred countries. Its members work to promote literature and to defend free expression. English PEN’s Writers at Risk Committee (formerly known as Writers in Prison Committee) was established in 1960 to campaign on behalf of imprisoned writers around the world.
About Four Colman Getty
Four Colman Getty is a leading culture and campaigning agency. Our arts expertise covers every aspect of the cultural world – exhibitions and events, festivals, publishing, design and craft, museums and galleries, visual and performing arts, diversity and thought-leadership. Our campaigning division specialises in charity, education, social change, science, enterprise and b2b communications. In April 2012, we joined with Four Communications to provide a wider enhanced network and range of services.