Arts Fundraising Fellowships

Sir Peter Bazalgette meeting Arts Fundraising FellowsThe Arts Fundraising Fellowship Programme, the first of its kind in the UK, aims to create the next generation of leading Development Directors skilled with the vision, entrepreneurial expertise and ingenuity to make significant difference to the arts fundraising landscape.

In Year One (2013/14), 15 of the country’s leading organisations across multiple art forms hosted an Arts Fundraising Fellow for twelve months in the Development Department. There were seven Host Organisations in London, 4 in the North of England and 4 in the South West. Find out more about the Year One Fellows via this link.

In Year Two (2014/15) there are five Host Organisations in London, five in the North of England and five in the South West. Find out more about the Year Two Fellows via this link.

In Year Three (2015/16), we have five Host Organisations in each of the following areas: London, the Midlands, the North of England, South East and South West. Find out more about the Year Three Fellowships via this link.

News about any future plans for the Fellowship programme will be announced via our e-newsletter, Twitter and Facebook.

Arts Fundraising Fellows event

This rare opportunity to learn on the job from experts in the field, supported by a diverse training and learning programme, is providing career development never before offered in the cultural sector. All Fellows are mentored, trained and gain hands-on experience in the many facets of fundraising. In addition, each Host is engaging their Fellow in challenging projects particular to their organisation. The University of Leeds is evaluating the programme and is breaking new ground in providing accreditation for the Fellowships.

The Arts Fundraising Fellowships were created as a partnership between Cause4 and the DARE Fundraising Academy (a partnership between Opera North and the University of Leeds), together with leading arts and education organisations in three regions across England.