National Summer School for Arts Fundraising and Leadership

190815-1651- 20The acclaimed National Summer School for Arts Fundraising and Leadership will run again from Sunday 16th July through to Friday 21st July 2017.

Booking is now open.  Click here to book your place on the Summer School.

Led by the University of Leeds in partnership with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, this week-long residential course offers a breadth of insight, ideas and skills in how to lead arts organisations, and achieve long-term fundraising success, in ever more challenging economic times.

To complement other fundraising courses that teach the ‘nuts and bolts’ of fundraising, the Summer School focuses on arts fundraising and leadership, addressing key topics such as Cultural Policy, Managing Change, Building Resilience, Cultural Leadership and Changing Business Models.

As well as a week of intensive study and practical activity, the Summer School also offers time out for reflection – a rare chance for delegates to step back from the day-to-day pressures to encourage and facilitate new thinking and strategic planning.

Participants attending the Summer School have the opportunity to apply for the Post Graduate Certificate in Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy with the University of Leeds if they choose to do so. An additional cost will apply; find out more about the Post Graduate Certificate via this link.

“The course really pushed me out of my comfort zone… introduced me to all sort of ideas, upped my aspiration. Exhausting and inspirational!” Summer School participant

“The course has given me great insight into context for arts fundraising and leadership. A wide collection of theory and practice based examples, confidence in articulating my experience through grounded and recognised academic examples.” Summer School participant

Who it is for

 The Summer School is aimed at managers and fundraisers with at least three years’ experience in the arts or cultural sector. It is for ambitious individuals who are looking to develop their careers as future leaders of organisations or development teams.

Course format

 The Summer School is delivered through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, panel discussions, group activities, individual project work and group presentations. In addition, interactive panels and visits to nearby arts organisations will provide a unique opportunity for participants to listen to, question and network with a range of senior arts leaders.

Find out more about the course tutor team via this link.

Practical information

The Summer School takes place at Weetwood Hall Conference Centre & Hotel in Leeds.

The cost per participant is £1,850 + VAT.  To book your place, please click here.

To confirm your booking, please download and complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and return it with your booking confirmation.

National Summer School 2017 Programme (437 downloads)