Networks Funding – April 2017

Networks Funding – April 2017

The Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy programme are pleased to announce the upcoming Networks Funding 2017 projects we will be supporting.


Britdoc logoBRITDOC supports film impact producers, who work at the interface of film and activism and ensure that the most important social justice documentary films of our time are put to the service of global social change movements. AFP will support BRITDOC to establish a British Impact Producer group to support networking, sharing of fundraising intelligence and skills development.

Forward Arts Foundation logoForward Arts Foundation promotes excellence in poetry, and organises National Poetry Day. AFP is supporting one seminar to enable participants in National Poetry Day to forge closer links with local businesses, winning support year-round for their grassroots work engaging new audiences for poetry.

Live Art Local logoLive Art Local CIC is an independent not for profit arts organisation in the south of England.  It supports emerging artists and seeks to engage everyone with the arts, making participation truly accessible to all, irrespective of money, education, health and location.  Live Art Local CIC hosts bi-monthly artist networking events.  AFP will support a day-long fundraising conference and networking evening in Fareham.

Drunken Chorus logoDrunken Chorus is establishing a new network of artists and companies who are specifically exploring direct collaboration between artists with disabilities / learning disabilities and artists without disabilities. AFP is supporting a mini-conference exploring fundraising concerns and opportunities in the current climate and in the future. There will be a key focus on sustainability within the disability arts sector, and how the organisations can become more robust and resilient.

The NatioNational Rural Touring Forum logonal Rural Touring Forum works strategically with partners to develop a nationwide programme that delivers high quality artistic work and cultural experiences, broadens and deepens audience engagement and strengthens rural and other communities. AFP is supporting a sector training conference on Fundraising Fundamentals in Non-Urban Areas as an adjunct to the NRTF national Conference held in Nottingham University in June 2017.

Cambridge Junction logoThe Arts Trusts Group is a peer network of trust fundraisers specialising in working in the arts and cultural organisations (including performing arts, visual arts and heritage) from across the UK. The group exists to offer peer to peer support and networking on the particular issues and challenges that fundraisers in the arts face. It provides a non-competitive platform to share news and opportunities. AFP is supporting a one day conference for arts trust fundraisers on 16th October 2017.

Ovalhouse logoOval House will run three fundraising capacity-building workshops as part of their recently-launched #CONNECT network, which nurtures and strengthens the skills of a pan-London network of independent and freelance artists. These workshops will focus on attracting participants from diverse backgrounds, especially those who were not able to follow a conventional career path to the arts and who come from traditionally excluded groups and communities whose creative activities will benefit from building connections and networks to obtain funding.

Future Arts Centres logoFuture Arts Centres (FAC) is a network of over 90 arts venues across the UK led by 9 founding members. The network was established by The Albany and Stratford Circus, who invited co-founders ARC Stockton, artsdepot, mac Birmingham, Brewery Arts Centre, Cambridge Junction, Rich Mix and Lincoln Drill Hall to engage in knowledge sharing and advocacy.  AFP is supporting FAC Fundraising Special Interest Group’s pilot Learning Day, to be held in early Summer 2017.

Daisy (disability arts in Surrey) logoDaisy (Disability Arts in Surrey) is an umbrella organisation made up of Disability Arts organisations operating within Surrey. The network supports the growth and development of disability arts organisations within Surrey, and provides a platform for them to show their work. AFP will support the delivery of a one day beginner fundraising workshop for members, to take place in September 2017.