Programme News

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

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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

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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.

#makeithappen arts fundraising Twitter conversation

10th June 2014

On 20th May 2014, Sound and Music hosted a Twitter conversation on arts fundraising – #makeithappen.  Click here for a summary of the discussion.

National Summer School 2014 – programme available to download now

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9th June 2014

The draft programme for the National Summer School for Arts Fundraising and Leadership 2014 is now available to download. The Summer School runs from 31 August to 5 September 2014 and limited places are now available. Click here to find out more and book your place.

Michelle Wright’s fundraising article appears in Arts Professional

29th May 2014

Michelle has written an article for Arts Professional about finding the next generation of top arts fundraisers. Click here to read the whole article.