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29th May 2019 Sonya Dyer

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy

Can you tell our readers a bit about what you do?  

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy transforms the fundraising knowledge, skills and levels of success of creative organisations. We’re a national consortium led by Cause4, with the Arts Marketing Association and University of Leeds.  

Our dedicated programme of training courses support arts professionals across their career, from new fundraisers writing their first applications to Trustees looking to become Chairs of charity boards. Our acclaimed annual fellowship programme nurtures emerging talent, strengthening the fundraising potential of the sector. 

We also work with groups and networks to help them tackle key issues, empowering cultural professionals to develop diverse entrepreneurial practice. 


What is the best way for people to approach you?  

You can get in touch on our website and make sure to sign up to our newsletter where you’ll be the first to hear about funding opportunities, training courses in your area and expert insights from our alumni. 


What makes your organisation stand out? How do you make a difference to the sector?  

We’re all about building resilience and improving the skills of individuals and organisations that are doing great things in the sector. We build lasting relationships and use our reach to help others to grow.  


What new initiatives do you have coming up?  

Our new season of one-day courses will be available to book soon. Led by expert practitioners, sessions take place all over the country and cover subjects from fundamental fundraising skills to leadership. 


What else would you like our readers to know about you and your work?  

We also design tailor-made training for teams and charities of all sizes. Whether you’ve got a big project coming up, an issue to resolve, or just need to make sure everyone’s up to date with the latest legislation and fundraising trends, we can help with that. Drop us an email at or see and we’ll be happy to talk through your needs. 


Image: Participants at the Northern Lights conference 2019



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