Network Funding

Network Funding

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy works to empower cultural professionals from across the sector by supporting them to develop their practice and to find creative, entrepreneurial new approaches to fundraising. We believe that collaboration is powerful and that sharing ideas, building knowledge and developing new skills is key to the long-term resilience of our sector.


Our Networks Funding aims to support these beliefs. At various points throughout the year we offer financial support to groups or networks across England to help them grow and thrive. This has been through helping them to build robust partnerships, strengthen fundraising skills, or bringing together a group with the aim of developing a new discussion. 


We are pleased to announce the three networks which we will be funding as part of our November 2020 series of Network Funding:


Bradford Producing Hub - they are developing ‘Get It Done: finding funds’. This will consist of a series of training sessions for 25 Bradford based artists/arts professionals who want to embed fundraising as a core part of their practice, leading to the development of an informal fundraising network.


Family Arts Network Sunderland - They will be holding a virtual conference and training event for Family Arts network member organisations in Sunderland, promoting access and inclusion for intergenerational families.


Young Black Creative Directory - This is the development of a  brand new network. They will do this by hosting a series of meetings supporting young Black arts professionals in the creative sector, giving members the opportunity to peer review work as well as project ideas and pitches, a mentoring matching service and specific training sessions in key skills to aid creative professional development.