Would you make a good Mentor?
16th July 2017
We are currently recruiting ten senior cultural leaders to act as informal mentors to our 2017 Professional Fellowship cohort. The 10 Professional Fellows have all been offered the opportunity to be matched with an appropriate mentor from October 2017 – March 2018. This is an informal commitment on behalf of the mentor but would involve the following:
- Listen, discuss and show interest in the Fellow’s work and learning experiences
- Offer support, but also challenge the Fellow where appropriate, to reflect on things that haven’t gone as planned, providing practical advice if required
- Encourage Fellows to reflect on what they have learned, offering insight based on Mentor’s own experiences
- Introduction or referral of Fellow to useful contacts and/or Mentor networks as appropriate
For more information and how to apply, please download Professional Fellowship Mentor Brief
Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Programme announces NPO award
27th June 2017
Arts Council England today announced that Cause4, which leads the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme, with Consortium partners the Arts Marketing Association (AMA) and the University of Leeds, has become a National Portfolio Organisation due to commence from April 2018 for four years. Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy (AFP)’s mission is to strengthen cultural organisations’ resilience and sustainability by transforming their fundraising knowledge, skills and levels of success.
Michelle Wright, CEO of Cause4 and Programme Director of Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy said: “The announcement from Arts Council England that Cause4 is to become an NPO comes at an important time and allows us to look at the development of new business models, accredited training programmes as well as a new programme of new online e-learning and digital resources which will leave an important legacy of data and information about best practice in fundraising development for the sector.”
For full details, please read our press release here AFP-NPO-Announcement.pdf
Shared Ambition – Participating Organisations Announced
26th June 2017
The participating organisations have just been announced taking part in an exciting new action research project, Shared Ambition — fundraising and marketing together, managed by the AMA in partnership with Baker Richards as part of the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy programme. This action research programme will explore collaboration between fundraisers and marketers to better achieve their organisation’s objectives. To find out who the 13 selected organisations are, follow this link.
Follow the participating organisations journeys’ on the AMA Blog and on Twitter @amadigital using #SharedAmbition
Culture Change Support Organisations Announced
16th June 2017
We are delighted to announce the five successful organisations taking part in Culture Change, an Arts Council England-funded initiative, tailored training and consultancy package led by Michelle Wright, Programme Director of AFP and CEO of Cause4. It is for arts and cultural organisations undergoing substantial change, to inspire improved leadership and team working towards the shared goal of increasing fundraising and income generation.
New Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy e-learning platform!
1st June 2017
As part of the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy programme extension grant, generously funded by Arts Council England until March 2018, we are piloting a new e-learning initiative with digital partner, Proversity. As part of this partnership we have created a two-hour pilot e-learning course ‘Asking People for Money’.
This is a short course that can be accessed via web and mobile and you can see a preview video here. It is specifically aimed at individual creative practitioners and smaller arts and cultural organisations – but we hope will have broad reach across the arts & cultural sector!
The initial course will be offered to the sector for free from 6 June 2017 for a period of six weeks. Please sign up at https://cause4.proversity.org from now and we will alert you soon as the course is live.
Shared Ambition — Fundraising and Marketing Together
24th May 2017
We’re looking for marketers and fundraisers working together in arts, culture and heritage organisations in England to take part in an exciting new action research project, Shared Ambition — fundraising and marketing together, managed by the AMA in partnership with Baker Richards as part of the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy programme. In return for taking part in a sector-wide practice review you will receive a bespoke training programme and thousands of pounds worth of professional development at a fraction of the cost.
Apply by 12 noon, Monday 12 June. www.a-m-a.co.uk/shared-ambition
Network Funding Projects announced for 2017
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”.