Programme News

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 from now and we will alert you soon as the course is live.

Shared Ambition — Fundraising and Marketing Together

AMA Conference

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.

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.