Network Funding 2018

The ACE/SSE Building Resilience cohort is a sector leadership network established in October 2017 by the 22 participants of the Arts Council England/School for Social Enterprise programme Building Resilience through Diversity and Entrepreneurship. The network fund with support their ‘fundraising for diversity’ event in March 2019.

Bellingham Arts Regeneration Group (BRAG) is a cross sector collaboration in the south of the London Borough of Lewisham that brings together community groups, youth clubs, community centres, arts organisations, artists and schools to improve the local arts offer to young people. BRAG will host a seminar on new fundraising initiatives in February 2019.

Calderdale’s Local Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP) is co-ordinated by the Creative Learning Guild (a West-Yorkshire based charity with a 30-year track record). The network fund will support a training day for up to 30 LCEP members on ethical fundraising practice for consortia’s, along with a follow up workshop with the LCEP steering group which will inform the strategic plan for the locality.

Cambridge Family Arts Network is comprised of organisations and practitioners working with families and older people based in Cambridge. The Network fund will support a fundraising seminar on ‘Pioneering Access to Art’ in March 2019

Creative Leicestershire (CL) works to develop creative businesses, principally in arts, media and design across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland. The funding will be for a one-day fundraising training seminar in Leicestershire, covering sessions in ethical fundraising, regulations and new technology in fundraising.

The Cultural Sector Network North East is an arts, culture and heritage network for professional fundraisers in the North East as part of the institute of fundraising’s Cultural Sector Network programme. The network funding will go towards the initial meeting for the CSN group in Newcastle.

Haarlem Artspace is a multi-functional artist-led space in rural Wirksworth, Derbyshire. The Network fund will allow them to run a one-day fundraising conference designed specifically to cater to artists and creatives on Saturday 1stDecember 2018.

Independent Dance Management Network is a peer support network for freelance (independent) dance producers and self-producing artists and practitioners, providing a virtual support infrastructure, and training and professional development opportunities for professionals working with multiple small companies and independent artists. The network will fund fundraising upskilling, coaching and mentoring for dance fundraisers in key funding applications through peer mentoring.

Tribe Fundraising Network helps freelance artists/cultural staff of a BAME background to build skills and confidence for the self-sustainability of their art, by connecting with non-industry specific organisations, such as BAME businesses, SME’s, philanthropists and other social enterprises. Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy are supporting their “tribe talks”, a series of 3 events around the themes of sustainability for freelance creators.

The Our Future City Fundraising Network supports the city-wide collaborative programme and Local Cultural Education Partnership in Brighton & Hove that aims to transform the lives of all children and young people, no matter what social and economic challenges they are facing, by helping them recognise and develop their creative talents through high-quality, youth-led cultural activities. Our Future City will hold a cross-sector partnership event for arts fundraisers at The Basement in Brighton on Tuesday 27 November 2018.

The Waterways Theatre Network is a network of like-minded professionals active in writing, performing and producing theatre, spoken word and comedy on and around the inland waterways. This new network will run a training event in fundraising for their members in January 2019.

The West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) programme is funded by Arts Council England (ACE) and aims to help 141 accredited museums and galleries to increase capacity, resilience and skills and to create a sector that inspires and builds diverse audiences. The Fund will support a one-day training session ‘Developing an Equality Action Plan’ to be held on 10 January 2019 in Birmingham.

Yorkshire Family Performance Network (YFPN) is a new network of arts venues, theatres and community spaces committed to developing and supporting the most exciting family offer for the region. Funding from Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy will support an important ‘Strategy & Development Day’ bringing all the members together.

Yorkshire Sound Women Network C.I.C. (YSWN) was founded in 2015 by women working in the sound technology industry who wanted to use their skills and influence to address gender and racial inequality. The fund will support a half-day professional development training event in Corporate Sponsorship and individual advice surgeries.

Independent Theatre Council’s Fundraisers Forum aims to support Chief Executives, Managers and professional Fundraisers from member companies to share knowledge and skills, hone their practice, access expert advice and keep up to date with developments in the sector. The funding will support the next wave of ITC Fundraising Forums which will be launched at their annual conference in February 2019. They will include live streaming technology during the event so those that cannot attend in person can join the conference online. The conference’s theme will look at working ethically and striving to do the fundamentals better.