What I’ve Learnt About Arts Fundraising from an Artist

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

I recently ran a fundraising training session for the Lincoln Cultural and Arts Partnership.  During the session, the 15 participants and I explored ways in which all kinds of arts and cultural organisations could benefit from establishing some very straightforward fundraising processes.  Of course, a very important goal of fundraising is to raise money, but …

Diversifying the Mainstream: What next in addressing diversity in arts organisations?

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Sanpreet Janjua was Fellow for Nottingham Playhouse until September 2016, and has remained with the organisation as Development Officer. Earlier this month, I attended the Cinema For All conference , which was themed around the issue of diversity. Panel discussions on diversifying everything from programmes to operation panels were held and the Diversity Manager of the BFI, Deborah …

Small Fish, Big Pond: The Responsibility of Large Organisations to Support Independent Artists

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Obviously this isn’t an easy time for anyone in the arts. As observed in this blog, it is “even harder for the minnows”; larger organisations have a distinct responsibility to support independent artists and smaller companies. Our wider organisations play an important role in providing this support, but where does our role as fundraisers lie? Recently …