Programme News

Groups & Networks: call for applications – January 2016

Groups & Networks

11th November 2015

We want to support groups or networks to arrange their own fundraising training event, conference, seminar or introductory meeting. To do this, we have set aside some funding to pay some of the associated costs that arise from organising these events.  This may include participants’ travel costs, venue hire, catering, fees for speakers/guests, or any other relevant expenditure. We will pay costs up to a maximum of £1,500 net for any single event.

Following a very popular application process in August 2015, we are now accepting applications for a second round in January 2016. Decisions will be made in January so any activity can begin in February 2016. Please note, all events/activity must take place before the end of May 2016. Click here for full details of the application process.

UK Theatre & ABO ‘Essentials of Fundraising’ course

UK Theatre

10th November 2015

Our partners UK Theatre and the Association of British Orchestras have an ‘Essentials of Fundraising‘ training course in London on Wednesday 25 November 2015.

Led by Sarah Gee, the course aims to dispel the mystique of fundraising and show that anyone can fundraise successfully provided they follow some simple rules, can write and research, and are persistent. It will cover fundraising strategies and research techniques, charitable trusts and foundations, individual giving and membership schemes and how to get the most out of boards and development advisory groups. Click here for more information and to book.

Using and Managing Data in Fundraising

Leo Sharrock

30th October 2015

Last week, The Audience Agency’s Leo Sharrock ran our Using and Managing Data in Fundraising training course in Newcastle. The course runs again in Birmingham on 15 December 2015 (and then in London & Bristol in early 2016), and you might be interested in a blog Leo wrote for us earlier this year entitled ‘Where do you sit on the data maturity spectrum‘. You can read Leo’s blog via this link and find out about his forthcoming training courses via this link.

Catalyst: Evolve workshops – update

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27th October 2015

The Catalyst: Evolve workshops being run by Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy in November and December 2015 are booking very quickly. The London workshops on 10 November and 23 November are already fully subscribed, with just a handful of places left for the workshops in Manchester on 3 December and in London on 8 December.

Early booking is highly recommended to make sure you don’t miss out. Find out more and book your free place via this link.

Year 3 Fellowships Launch Event – Audio and Yearbook

26th October 2015

The launch of the third Arts Fundraising Fellowships took place at Yorkshire Dance, Leeds, in October 2015, attended by current and alumni Fellows, Host organisations, fundraisers and many others.

We were delighted to be joined by guest speakers who talked about “What I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I First Went into Arts Fundraising”. Panellists included:

  • Clare Titley, Director of Philanthropy & South West, Arts Council England
  • Rory Wardroper, Fundraising Consultant, Opera North
  • Jane Marriott, Deputy Director, Hepworth Gallery Wakefield
  • Georgina Brown, Development Manager, National Centre for Circus Arts

Have a listen to what they had to say and read about all 55 Fellows below…

Seagulls and carpet slippers – What are Trustees For?

23rd October 2015

Matthew Bowcock, CBE, is currently a National Council Member of Arts Council England and a trustee of Watts Gallery and a number of other charities. Matthew Bowcock was Chair of UK Community Foundations, a national organisation that coordinates over 48 independent foundations, each with their own board.

In this article he reflects on the role of boards and trustees.

Catalyst: Evolve workshops

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22nd October 2015

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy is running a series of facilitated workshops across England in Autumn 2015 to support people who are interested in applying to Catalyst: Evolve, Arts Council England’s new strategic funding programme, either as an individual organisation or as part of a consortium.

The sessions will be facilitated by Amanda Rigali, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Head of Programme. Participants will be joined by an Arts Council England Senior Manager with responsibility for Philanthropy in their Area, and a guest speaker from an arts organisation which benefitted from the previous Catalyst programme.

Find out more and book your free place via this link.

Arts Fundraising Fellows Yearbook

Fellows Yearbook

14th October 2015

On Tuesday 13 October 2015 we held a launch event for the Year 3 Arts Fundraising Fellowships in Leeds, and we will shortly be publishing a set of podcasts from the presentations and panel discussion that took place.

In the meantime, check out the Arts Fundraising Fellows Yearbook via this link that celebrates the achievements of the first two cohorts (2013/14 and 2014/15) and profiles the 25 new Fellows for 2015/16.