Professional Fellowship

Professional Fellowship

Professional Fundraising Fellowship

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy is currently reviewing applications for it's next Senior Fellowship cohort – we'll be announcing the successful cohort in due course! 

The Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy programme has been delivering the Fellowship for ten years, and has offered support, mentoring and training to an alumni of 114 fundraising practitioners in the cultural sector. Thanks to ongoing funding from Arts Council England, for 2024, a further ten senior Professional Fundraising Fellows will be recruited from across England. 

Over the course of the Programme, Fundraising Fellows will:

  • Develop high-level fundraising and enterprise insight 

Fellows will take part in the Arts Fundraising & Leadership Intensive residential event delivered by the University of Leeds in September 2024 and in subsequent online seminars and tutorials as part of a hybrid Post-Graduate programme. There will also be face-to-face residentials led by Cause4 in December 2024 and April 2025 with a focus on fundraising and income generation. Sessions will offer a mixed model of training, covering practically applied knowledge and academic theory.

  • Exchange ideas and experience, upskilling their knowledge 

The year will be enhanced by a series of breakfast webinars, where Fellows connect with and hear from professionals that are leading change in their organisations. Fellows come together a final time for facilitated reflection and sharing; reflecting on their learning and developing future plans for individual development and collaborations, as well as an organisational plan. As a baseline accreditation pathway, Fellows will complete a Post-Graduate Certificate at the University of Leeds. The pathway offers optional progression onto further study programmes at the University of Leeds at Masters level and beyond. 

  • Grow networks and peer support

Our Fellows often talk about the connection they make with each other as part of the programme, as being of huge value. Alongside this, the Fellowship offers access to a wide range of cultural sector professionals, policy makers and funders. 

The deadline for applications is 3rd June 2024. 


Learn more about this year's Fellowship cohort (and the Programme's previous alumni) below.