Opinion

Capital Fundraising: The Legacy of Cultural Regeneration

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Heather Holcroft-Pinn was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Tobacco Factory Theatres. Heather helped to raise new funds from Trusts & Foundations, both to support education work and the organisation’s future capital plans.   Since the 1970’s cultural buildings have played an integral part in the regeneration of Bristol. From the key role played by Arnolfini and Watershed in …

Securing Funding from Housing Associations and Developers

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As fundraisers, we are always looking to build better relationships and explore new fundraising opportunities. With this in mind, we (Dana, Cockpit Arts, and Jill, A New Direction) hosted a half-day event, supported by Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, examining how to secure funding from the housing sector. So what do we mean by the housing sector? …

Young People in the Arts: Fundraising Network

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The Arts Fundraising& Philanthropy Programme supports fundraisers networks, including Young People in the Arts. They have kindly written a blog on their recent event: “Fundraising in the Arts: What Now and Next” in partnership with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy. Matthew Ross, Events Manager at Young People in the Arts writes On January 27th, over ninety young fundraisers …

An Introduction to Prospect Research

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Jessica Hilton was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Hull Truck Theatre until September 2015, and now works at Northern Ballet in Leeds as the Research & Data Officer in their fundraising team. Prospect Research is a vital support function to your Fundraising efforts. Not only can it identify new supporters to your organisation, it ensures that you are pitching …

Cutting back on creativity?

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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. Cardiff Council announced proposed funding cuts of £700,000 to the arts and culture budget late last year. This was met, unsurprisingly, with a vociferous campaign from the cultural community; an online petition amassed 6,000 signatories …