Catalyst Arts: fundraising and match funding workshops

We have developed a series of Catalyst Arts capacity building workshops to help arts organisations make a step change in existing fundraising and match funding activity.

The workshops, which will run across the regions in November and December, will feature a range of renowned national speakers and exemplary regional and local fundraising organisations. Participating organisations will be required to share their knowledge and experience, working collaboratively to identify creative new opportunities for fundraising. 


Discussions will centre on the latest trends and issues around giving - including:

  • digital giving
  • crowd sourcing
  • venture philanthropy
  • flash giving
  • spirited fundraising
  • endowments
  • major donors
  • legacies

Further activities will interrogate ways of implementing change within organisations to equip them for embedding fundraising as core to their mission and purpose, and will challenge participants around their current donor care principles and practice.

Participants will be encouraged to identify new opportunities for fundraising within their organisations, strategies for embedding good fundraising practice within their long-term planning and new ideas for working collaboratively with others to achieve success.

Who should attend?

The Catalyst Arts: fundraising and match funding workshops are open to chief executives, relevant board members and/or senior executives of arts organisations interested in developing their existing capability around fundraising and match funding.

Attendance at the workshops is not a Catalyst Arts application requirement; nor is intention to submit a Catalyst Arts application an attendance requirement.

Heritage organisations should not attend; the workshops are planned for arts organisations only.

Workshop dates

Please visit the relevant link below to register for your nearest workshop.

23 November
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

7 December
Centre for Life, Newcastle

9 December
M Shed, Bristol

12 December
mac, Birmingham

15 December 
Imperial War Museum, London 

For more information on the Catalyst Arts investment programme, and the wider Catalyst investment programme visit