Opinion

Interesting Facts and Figures from the Grants for the Arts Programme

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I’ve spent some time analysing the latest set of data released by Arts Council England for their Grants for the Arts lottery programme, which lists all grants made from 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016.   The results offer useful pointers for anyone considering submitting an application to the Programme over the next year. Grants …

Fundraising for Circus Arts

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Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy wants to support professional networks of fundraisers in the UK. In January 2016 we gave financial support to the Fundraising For Circus network. Kerrin Tatman, Funding and Marketing Manager for Circus Central, shares his thoughts on the day. On the 4th April 2016, fifteen circus fundraisers gathered at the National Centre …

The EU Referendum and Us: No man is an Island

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Claire Stone was Arts Fundraising Fellow for The Point, Eastleigh. Claire helped to raise funds from Trusts & Foundations and a new crowdfunding campaign.  Clare also worked with colleagues to develop new relationships with local businesses. As the EU Referendum approaches (23rd June, please vote!), the irony of it coinciding with the London International Festival of …

After They Were Fellows

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Patrick Reynolds, Fellow for Royal Exchange Theatre in conversation with Jessica Hilton, the Royal Exchange Theatre’s new Membership Manager.   Patrick Reynolds: For those who don’t know you, would you like to just introduce yourself, what you did on the Arts Fundraising Fellowship and what you’ve been up to since? Jessica Hilton: I was a Year 2 …

Taking on a Fundraising Challenge

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Cat Palmer was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Wiltshire Music Centre until September 2016, and has remained at the organisation as Development Assistant. Back in December 2015, I wrote about using Giving Tuesday to launch Wiltshire Music Centre’s Vitality Bath Half Marathon campaign. Now I’d like to talk about something broader: why I think arts organisations should consider …

A Home-Run Approach to Donor Stewarding

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Sophie Mak-Schram was Arts Fundraising Fellow at Punchdrunk until September 2016, and has remained at the organisation as Development Assistant. How does your organisation view your donors? We might publicly describe them as “close friends of the charity” or “generous supporters”, but are we treating them well enough? Our prospects are people we likely approach with our nicest …

Interview with Dr Beth Breeze, Centre for Philanthropy

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Clare McCullagh was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Canterbury Festival until September 2016, and has remained at the organisations as Development Assistant. An interview with Dr Beth Breeze, Director of the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent The Centre for Philanthropy was founded in 2008 and is one the UK’s leading centres for philanthropy research, teaching …