Programme News

Network Funding Projects announced for 2017

Groups & Networks

19th April 2017

We are pleased to announce the upcoming Networks Funding  projects we will be supporting for 2017. To find out more about the organisations and projects click here

Pamela Johnson joins Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy as the new Head of Programme

4th April 2017

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy (AFP) announced today that Pamela Johnson is joining the team as Head of the Arts Fundraising Programme from June 2017, to help grow and deliver the programme. Pamela joins the team with a wealth of experience, her 25-year career spanning arts marketing, fundraising, policy development and academia, as well as being a well-established consultant, trainer and Trustee.

Michelle Wright, Director of the AFP programme, commented, “We are delighted that Pamela will be joining the AFP team as we develop our next programme of work until March 2018 which includes a diverse range of accredited and one day arts fundraising training, new e-learning and digital programmes. Pam’s experience across marketing, fundraising and audience development will be invaluable as we look to refresh existing areas of work, develop new thinking and aim to keep the AFP offer relevant to the arts sector at a time of change”.

Recruitment Opens for Professional Fundraising Fellowships

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25th January 2017

We have now opened recruitment for our new Professional Fellowships Programme.  Ten arts and cultural professionals in England will benefit from this exceptional CPD opportunity. The application deadline is Monday 13th March 2017.  For further information click here.

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy to be Extended to March 2018

14th December 2016

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy logoThe Arts Council England-funded Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Programme, led by Consortium members Cause4, the Arts Marketing Association and The University of Leeds, will to continue until March 2018, with additional generous support from Arts Council England.   Read the Press Announcement here.

Special Edition of Now, New and Next

6th December 2016

Our latest publication of our free digital magazine is a special edition, focussing on the updated Private Investment in Culture Survey published by Arts Council England.  Michelle Wright has written a blog for Arts Council England discussing fundraising post-Referendum.

Issue 2 of Now, New and Next

6th October 2016

Issue 2 of our free digital publication Now, New and Next contains a range of articles on cultural fundraising written by industry professionals. These include Pamela Johnson’s ideas on using data to develop fundraising potential; Georgina Wadham’s overview of corporate sponsorship in the arts, and Sanpreet Janjua’s funny side of fundraising.

Organisations with Staying Power

12th September 2016

Michelle-Wright-headshotA positive internal culture is key to building resilience in arts organisations, says Michelle Wright. She shares her tips for creating one in her latest article for Arts Professional.

“We often forget the softer areas that are at the heart of creating great organisations – a commitment to vision and purpose, an ability to collaborate, the way we treat our people, and overall the culture we create. These are the hallmarks of the organisations with staying power.”

Read the full article on the Arts Professional website

Networking and Making the Ask – training in Bristol

Frances Tipper

7th June 2016

Our final one-day training course of the current season takes place at Watershed in Bristol on Thursday 30 June 2016. If you find the whole concept of initiating and developing relationships with donors and funders daunting, Networking and Making the Ask with Frances Tipper is for you. In one day, you will learn how to:

  • create the right first impression
  • recognise how to identify and develop rapport with a potential donor or funder
  • manage different kinds of conversations, from finding out what interests them about your work, to asking them to support you
  • manage interpersonal, tactical and structural relationship challenges
  • feel confident and comfortable about making the ask

Cost: £95+VAT (discounts available) – find out more and book online via this link