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Arts Trust Group Conference – Funding Network 2017

By Maria Thomas on   |  

The Arts Trusts Group is a peer network of arts and cultural Trust fundraisers. The group is a non-competitive platform to share news and opportunities, and to offer peer to peer support on challenges that arts fundraisers face. Written by Clare O’Hara. Supported by Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy’s Funding Network Projects 2017. On Monday 16th October, 100 …

A Bit Of A Do – new network for Artists and Arts Organisations working with disability

By Maria Thomas on   |  

Drunken Chorus – a theatre company and registered charity based in London. Written by Chris Williams. Supported by Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy’s Funding Network Projects 2017. Last month we launched DISCO DISCO – a new company of adults with learning disabilities, with whom we are collaborating to make contemporary theatre pieces. Alongside our ongoing commitment to D/deaf audiences …

Why We’re Running a Professional Fundraising Fellowships Programme

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

We’ve just launched a new Fundraising Fellowships Programme aimed at people already working within the arts and cultural sector, giving them the opportunity to participate in an intensive year of training and development, whilst continuing in their current employment.  Why this change, and why now? We couldn’t be prouder of the 55 Alumni Arts Fundraising …

Fundraising in Partnership with Other Organisations

Heather Holcroft-Pinn was Fellow for Tobacco Factory Theatres. Heather helped to raise new funds from Trusts & Foundations, both to support education work and the organisation’s future capital plans. Over the course of my fellowship year I have been very lucky to be part of a fundraising partnership with another Bristol organisation. Tobacco Factory Theatres have …

Making the Case to Corporates in a Challenging Global and Political Context

Christie Johnson was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Writers’ Centre Norwich. Christie raised funds from Trusts & Foundations and helped to develop new communications and fundraising strategies for the organisation, particularly for individual giving and digital campaigns. Uncertainty, unpredictability and loss are universal truths that the arts and culture sector have been facing for a number of …

Small is Beautiful: Profile Raising and Digital Fundraising

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Dafydd Williams was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Phoenix Dance Theatre until September 2016, and is now Development and Alumni Relations Co-ordinator at Leeds College of Music. Over the duration of our Fundraising Fellowship, we have learned that it is crucial to tie into larger national campaigns and awareness weeks where possible. This was discussed in detail at our …