Fellows Blog

Introduction to Arts Council England and UK national funding bodies

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

In Art Council England’s latest annual review, Chairman Sir Peter Bazalgette states, in response to the oft-asked question “can we afford to fund the arts?”,  that we simply can’t afford not to.  Given the Arts Council’s key role in allocating funding for the arts, distributing 80% of total arts funding in England, it is imperative to understand …

Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Fellows – First ‘An Evening with….’

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Emma Pickering is the Arts Fundraising Fellow for Sadlers Wells, and attended the ‘An Evening with….’ event Last Friday, the Cause4 offices were bustling, alive and loud with laughter and conversation. The work day had finished and it was time for Cause4 to open their doors and focus upon its own development, structure and journey …

A new generation of entrepreneurial arts fundraisers launches

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Today the Arts Council England-funded Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy programme announces its first cohort of 11 graduate fundraisers, an exciting moment for the arts and cultural sector! The group based in London (Cause4) and the North (Dare Fundraising Academy) will benefit from a specially devised 12 month intensive training programme, including a week at the …