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”.
Recruitment Opens for Professional Fundraising Fellowships
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
The 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.
Organisations with Staying Power
12th September 2016
A positive internal culture is key to building resilience in arts organisations, says Michelle Wright. She shares her tips for creating one in her latest article for Arts Professional.
“We often forget the softer areas that are at the heart of creating great organisations – a commitment to vision and purpose, an ability to collaborate, the way we treat our people, and overall the culture we create. These are the hallmarks of the organisations with staying power.”