Fellows Blog

Forsaking Funding-Speak: Why Evaluation Needs Creativity

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Sophie Mak-Schram was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Punchdrunk until September 2016, and has remained with the organisation as Development Assistant. Can the two professional arts fundraisers please email me?” read the mail-out. Nadja and I had ventured along to see how we could contribute towards the ambitions of DIY Space for London, a cooperative arts space in South London. …

Familiarise to Fundraise

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Phoebe Wild was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Nuffield Theatre Southampton until September 2016, and is now Development Coordinator at Dartington Hall Trust. As someone that enjoys meeting new people I was pleased to hear at the beginning of my Fundraising Fellowship year that an important element of development work is getting to know people; building a rapport and …

Diversifying the Mainstream: What next in addressing diversity in arts organisations?

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Sanpreet Janjua was Fellow for Nottingham Playhouse until September 2016, and has remained with the organisation as Development Officer. Earlier this month, I attended the Cinema For All conference , which was themed around the issue of diversity. Panel discussions on diversifying everything from programmes to operation panels were held and the Diversity Manager of the BFI, Deborah …

Small Fish, Big Pond: The Responsibility of Large Organisations to Support Independent Artists

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Obviously this isn’t an easy time for anyone in the arts. As observed in this blog, it is “even harder for the minnows”; larger organisations have a distinct responsibility to support independent artists and smaller companies. Our wider organisations play an important role in providing this support, but where does our role as fundraisers lie? Recently …