Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy

The Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme was established to transform fundraising across the arts and cultural sector.

The Programme was the result of an Arts Council England commissioned grant and has been developed and is led by the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Consortium. Consortium partners include the DARE Partnership of Opera North and the University of LeedsCause4 and the Arts Marketing Association.

The Programme’s aims and objectives are:

  • To develop an enterprising culture in which income generation is placed at the heart of an arts organisation’s business model and ethos
  • To ensure more income is generated for the arts from private giving and businesses
  • To develop the skills of individuals and organisations seeking to fundraise from the private sector and individual donors
  • To achieve a demonstrable change in the professionalism of the arts fundraising sector by building on, and sharing, existing good practice across the third sector
  • To build a peer-to-peer leadership community which positions arts fundraising as a desirable career and which retains and develops talent
  • To maximise learning through knowledge-exchange, resources and thought leadership