NewProfessionals is a brand new service from Arts Professional for those just beginning their career in the arts. As part of this new resource, Amanda Rigali (Head of Programme, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy) has written an article entitled 'Who would want to be an arts fundraiser?', including contributions from three Arts Fundraising Fellows.
"My own career in arts fundraising has, I’m sure, followed a similar path to a number of arts professionals of my generation – I was thrown into it, with pretty much no training or support. As producer/manager for arts organisations, the assumption was made that income-generation in all its forms was ‘part of my role’, and it was up to me to juggle the work of negotiating earned income, securing public funding and fundraising from private sources alongside the multifarious demands of running an arts organisation..."