The environment for arts and cultural fundraising and philanthropy in the context of funding cuts and competition gets ever more challenging, and for leaders and Trustees of arts organisations it can often be hard to know which way to turn. Many organisations struggle to release staff for training and development, and it can be very difficult to build a ‘whole team’ culture to support fundraising, and to determine where best to invest scarce resource.
In 2013, Arts Council England funded the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy programme via a Transforming Arts Fundraising Strategic grant as part of its Catalyst Programme in investing in fundraising skills and development. Three years into the programme, and we have learned an enormous amount through our activities and, of course, through our conversations with fundraisers across the country.
This new digital publication aims to bring together some of the learning from the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy programme. In its Now, New and Next format, it seeks to establish what is happening now, what is new and innovative, and what is coming next in relation to arts and cultural fundraising. It is aimed at Trustees, leaders of arts and cultural organisations and fundraising practitioners and anyone else making decisions about where to invest valuable resources in fundraising.
For more information and the guide go to the website.