The five Year 2 Cause4 fundraising Fellows and their Host organisations in London were:
Chloe Booth was Fellow for Artsadmin. Chloe secured funding from a number of Foundations, co-ordinated fundraising and cultivation events, worked on the development of Artsadmin’s Case for Support, and implemented new donor stewardship procedures.
Chloe now works at the Unicorn Theatre as Development Manager.
“The Fellowship has been a brilliant experience. I worked on many different areas of fundraising, and felt like I made a real contribution to my host organisation in a relatively short space of time. The training we received gave me a solid understanding of fundraising for the arts, and I was able to apply my new knowledge in a practical way that gave the learning real tangible value.” Chloe Booth
Felicity Green was Fellow for Drake Music. Felicity’s proudest achievement as a Fellow was in implementing a systematic approach to fundraising in a highly complex organisation, working with staff members across multiple regions to make activity more efficient and effective.
Felicity is now Development Manager at Omnibus Clapham.
Rachel Hinds was Fellow for Hofesh Shechter Dance Company. During her Fellowship year Rachel organised a number of high net worth donor cultivation events at venues including the Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells, O2 Academy Brixton and Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, and assisted in securing funding from Trusts.
Rachel is now the Events Manager for Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras.
“The Fellowship year has been life changing – the opportunities to experience the Company in all its glory, and meet and learn from industry professionals has been second to none. I have grown both personally and professionally and have gained invaluable skills I can take into my future career.” Rachel Hinds
Ariana Musiol was Fellow for the South London Gallery. Ariana is particularly proud of her achievements in securing a number of grants, particularly from international arts bodies, and working as part of a small team on a range of high-profile fundraising events, from planning through to delivery.
Ariana is now Development Manager for Individual Giving at National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
“Looking back over the past year, the range and depth of early-career professional development opportunities we’ve had as AFP Fellows have prepared us with the practical and theoretical grounding to progress further into arts leadership roles. As a result of this combined training and practical application of fundraising, I have developed and further refined my fundraising, communications, and critical thinking skills.” Ariana Musiol
Phoebe Walker was Fellow at the Bush Theatre. During her Fellowship, Phoebe worked across all of the Bush’s strands of fundraising, including helping to manage the theatre’s broad roster of supporters, securing grants for the Bush’s artistic and outreach work, and helping to rewrite and develop the Bush’s corporate fundraising strand.
Phoebe is now the Education Coordinator at the Poetry Society, where her work includes supporting the Society’s fundraising activity for its education programme.
“The most important thing about the Fellowship for me was developing the skills that will enable me to help support and sustain a sector I care so much about. The depth and breadth of experience I’ve gained at the Bush has made me realize how many potential avenues of support there are for the arts, as well as understanding that a fundraiser never stops learning. The friendships I’ve made with the other Fellows have also been invaluable – what a fantastic network of talented and enthusiastic colleagues to take with me throughout my career.” Phoebe Walker