We're proud to announce that we've received a grant from Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy UK to support the organisation of an elaborate panel discussion on the current state and future of fundraising in the arts. The event will take place in January 2016 and will be in partnership with the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Programme and the Institute of Fundraising Cultural Network.
The event, dedicated to young arts fundraisers from different organisations and arts disciplines, will start with a panel discussion composed of an arts leader, a senior fundraiser, and a philanthropist and chaired by a young fundraiser. They will discuss the growing role arts fundraisers play in securing arts organisations’ futures and which skills the new generation of arts leaders and fundraisers has to develop to deliver their organisations’ vision. It will be followed by informal networking drinks for connections to be made. The event will be led and organised by three of our experienced committee members who previously delivered the successful ' Networking in the Arts' talk and 'Digital Media in the Arts' panel (both held in spring 2015):
The Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme is led by the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Consortium. It delivers a collaborative series of training, traineeships, coaching, digital skills and innovative practice, to improve the perceptions of the arts as a charitable cause and enhance fundraising practice within the sector, with a key aim of encouraging leadership and entrepreneurialism. More information: www.artsfundraising.org.uk.