Year 2 Fellows – North

The five Year 2 DARE Fundraising Academy Fellows and their Host organisations in the North were:

Annelise Anderson

Annelise Andersen was Fellow for Opera North.  Annelise supported the organisation’s extensive fundraising operations, including writing funding bids and helping to manage high-profile cultivation events.

Annelise went on to be a Graduate Trainee in Engagement and Communications at the Wellcome Trust.

“My year as a Fellow at Opera North involved a steep learning curve.   My greatest achievements in the role include helping to organise and deliver the Launch Event for the Opera North and University of Hull Partnership, 2014-2019, and securing a completely new stream of funding for the organisation through work with Trusts and Foundations. I’ve learnt immeasurable amounts about the world of work generally and where my passions lie.”
Annelise Andersen, Opera North


Beth Harvey

Beth Harvey was Fellow for Liverpool Philharmonic.  Beth gained knowledge and understanding of a major capital campaign, education appeals, and membership schemes. She also gained experience of corporate sponsorship, organising hospitality events, trust and foundation applications and working with individuals.

Beth now works as Development Manager (Individual Giving) at Scottish Ballet in Glasgow.





Clemency HorsellClemency Horsell was Fellow for York Theatre Royal.  Clemency focused on their redevelopment project, particularly creating and implementing a community fundraising strategy. Other activities included managing a seat campaign, organising community fundraising event and facilitating cultivations events for individual donors and companies.

Clemency is now Leadership Giving Manager at the British Museum.

“The Fellowship has been one of the best years of my life.  I have been able to learn about all aspects of fundraising and to share this knowledge with my host organisation.  The networks that I have built throughout this programme are invaluable and I will benefit from them for the rest of my career.  The variety and breadth of projects that I have been able to work on has been astounding and will, I hope, launch me into a flourishing career in the arts. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.”  Clemency Horsell

York Theatre Royal Black

Rachael White

Rachael White was Fellow for Liverpool Biennial. Rachael secured new funding for the festival, led on a Creative Europe bid, and launched the Biennial’s ‘Limited Edition Print’ initiative at three art fairs.

Rachael now works as Fundraising and Development Manager at FACT, Liverpool.


Jessica HiltonJessica Hilton was Fellow for Hull Truck Theatre.  Jessica is most proud of her advocacy for fundraising within the organisation, securing a grant from BBC Children in Need and funding from a lapsed corporate sponsor.

Jessica now works at Northern Ballet in Leeds as the Research & Data Officer in their fundraising team, specialising in prospect research.

 Hull Truck Theatre