The Blake Society
The Blake Society was founded in 1985 and champions the agency of William Blake in our culture. The Society has kept a nurturing eye on his two remaining homes, hosted annual lectures, placed a stone on Blake’s unmarked grave, held monthly events, publishes the VALA Journal and encourages creativity through the innovative Tithe Grant award.
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The Tithe Grant
The Tithe Grant Award was set up in 2011 with the intent of rescuing the Society from administration. Every year ten per cent (a tithe) of our income from your Membership Subscriptions is given as a prize to encourage a work of creativity. Winners have come from as far a field as Alaska, Australia, Italy and the United Kingdom.
VALA is a free online publication that celebrates William Blake’s art and legacy in exciting new ways. The magazine includes articles that showcase art and artists influenced by Blake; it spotlights particular works by Blake, examines politics, arts, literature, religions, music & the environment and shares responses to art, life and teaching inspired by Blake.
Today we launch the third issue of our journal, VALA. You can download it as a free pdf here. We, Sibylle Erle, John Riordan and Jason Whittaker, started on our journey about a year ago. Last November we decided to tackle yet another global issue: the Climate Crisis....