Programme News

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3rd September 2014

Places are still available for all six of our training courses taking place this month in Leeds, London, Manchester and Bristol. Using our new clickable map you can now can search for training in your area or download a regional training calendar . You can also search for training by topic or browse all forthcoming courses and book online for all courses.

We announce our Fellows for 14/15 plus news from Arts Council England

2nd September 2014

15 new Arts Fundraising Fellows announced as Arts Council England confirms investment to extend Fellowships programme nationally.

Download the Arts Fundraising Fellowships Press Release (September 2014)

Coaching & Action Learning – deadline approaching

Support for Leaders

29th August 2014

The next deadline for applications to join our popular Coaching & Action Learning programme for leaders of arts organisations or development teams is Friday 12 September 2014. The package of benefits include six 1-2-1 coaching sessions and a one-day Action Learning training session – find out more and apply today.

Training courses begin on 15 September 2014

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21st August 2014

Our next programme of training begins with ‘Planning a Fundraising Strategy’ led by Ruth Jarratt in Leeds on 15 September 2014. This is the first of more than 50 one-day training courses for fundraisers between September 2014 and March 2015. Click here to browse or search for a training course or click here to view or download our Events & Activities brochure.

Michelle Wright contributes the second in a series of articles on the theme ‘Fundraising for the future’ in Arts Professional

25th July 2014

Following the recent NPO announcements, Michelle Wright explores whether increased risk-taking in public funding decisions may encourage arts organisations to develop more entrepreneurial business models. Click here to read Michelle’s article.

Michelle Wright’s article on philanthropy in Arts Industry magazine

Michelle Wright

24th July 2014

Michelle has written an article for Arts Industry following Ed Vaizey’s recent comments on the arts sector’s relationship with philanthropy.  Click here to download the article from Arts Industry.

Events & Activities: September 2014 – March 2015

Spike Island

22nd July 2014

Our training and events programme for 2014–15 has been announced, offering a wide range of opportunities for people working in the arts at all stages of their career, across different kinds of organisations. Click here to find out more and download the brochure.

National Summer School for Arts Fundraising and Leadership

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7th July 2014

Led by the University of Leeds in partnership with the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy programme, this new course is aimed at arts managers giving them a breadth of insight, ideas and skills in how to lead arts fundraising in challenging economic times. Click here for more details and to download the leaflet and draft programme.