Programme News

Arts Professional article, 4 December 2014

Michelle Wright

4th December 2014

The latest article in our partnership with Arts Professional has been published today, entitled ‘Our arts leaders can’t afford to forget politics’. If ethical questions lead us to pick and choose what is right and wrong from an artistic perspective, or to judge the credentials of our corporate funders, where do we stop? Michelle Wright (Programme Director, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy) calls for more debate about the moral high-ground of art, in the context of what arts organisations need to do to survive and thrive. You can read the article on the Arts Professional website via this link.

Apply now to host an Arts Fundraising Fellow in 2015/16

1st December 2014

Thanks to support from Arts Council England, we are launching a national rollout of the Fellowships programme for Year 3, 2015/16. This means that we will be able to support five Fellows in each of the five ACE areas. We are therefore seeking 25 arts organisations to host a Fundraising Fellow in 2015/16 – if you are interested in hosting a Fellow, find out more and download the guidance notes. The deadline for applications is Monday 19 January 2015.

December 2014 e-newsletter

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28th November 2014

View an online version of our December e-newsletter here, highlighting our December training sessions and Coaching and Action Learning Programme.  You can also download our new Jan-March Fundraising.

Summary of our Twitter Q&A with Howard Lake: 25th November 2014

26th November 2014

View a Storify summary of Howard Lake’s Twitter Q&A that took place on Tuesday 25th November around the theme of Digital Fundraising – #AskAFP.  Howard runs our Practical Digital Fundraising course (Birmingham on 9 December, London on 13 January and Manchester on 3 March) and he will also be running the first Arts Fundraising Camp in London on 16 December.

Fundraising Training: January-March 2015

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25th November 2014

Our January-March 2015 fundraising training leaflet is now available to download – this includes updated regional training calendars for events happening across England as well as Online Workshops with the Arts Marketing Association. Download the January-March 2015 fundraising training leaflet

Arts sponsorship: the slippery issue of ethics

Michelle Wright

24th November 2014

Michelle Wright’s latest article for Guardian Culture Professionals has been published today.  The article debates the tricky issues around arts organisations taking sponsorship from firms with a chequered ethical history.

Twitter Q&A with Howard Lake – 25 November 2014

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10th November 2014

The next in our series of Twitter Q&As will take place on Tuesday 25 November 2014 between 9am-10am. Howard Lake, publisher of UK Fundraising will be answering all your digital fundraising questions. Tweet your questions to @howardlake and use hashtag #AskAFP to join the conversation. Howard runs our Practical Digital Fundraising course (Birmingham on 9 December, London on 13 January and Manchester on 3 March) and he will also be running the first Arts Fundraising Camp in London on 16 December.

Twitter Q&A with Leo Sharrock – 7 November 2014

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3rd November 2014

Ahead of his ‘Using and managing data in fundraising‘ course in London later in the month, Leo Sharrock (Head of Data Strategy for The Audience Agency) will be taking over their Twitter account on Friday 7 November from 1pm-2pm to discuss how arts organisations can make better use of their data for fundraising. From identifying the data assets that you have to thinking about how they might influence your fundraising strategy, Leo will share his top tips. Tweet your questions to @audienceagents using the hashtag #asktheagents.