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Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme

  • Date: 9 April 2014
  • Area: National

As a result of a Catalyst grant from Arts Council England, The Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy (AFP) Programme will run as a three-year project from 2013/14. It will offer people across the arts and cultural sector training, traineeships, coaching, and digital skills development to encourage innovative and effective practice in arts fundraising and encourage a more entrepreneurial approach to income generation.

Training Courses

AFP is offering a wide range of training opportunities for people working across the arts, at all stages of their career and at all scales of activity. This is to support more people to develop fundraising skills, and to support more people who already work in fundraising to refresh, broaden and strengthen their skills.

Some forthcoming courses include:

Find out more and see the full list of courses here.

Coaching & Action Learning Programme

The Coaching and Action Learning Programme is designed to support busy people who are leading arts organisations or development teams. AFP wants to help foster confident, resilient arts leaders and develop a peer-to-peer leadership community that will help people to share working practices and learn from each other. Participants will benefit from:

  • up to six one-to-one Coaching sessions over a maximum six-month period
  • a one-day Action Learning Training Session
  • the opportunity to join an Action-Learning Set in their area

The first deadline for applications is Friday 11 April 2014. A further deadline will be announced later in the year. 

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Charity Placements

AFP is working in partnership with The Management Centre to offer a series of unique placement opportunities with four major UK-based charities. These are for people working in arts fundraising who are keen to expand their knowledge and understanding of the Third Sector, would benefit from working within larger Third Sector organisations, and can share their learning with the wider arts sector.

The placements are with British Heart Foundation, Science Museum, WaterAid and World Vision and are scheduled to start from May or June 2014 for a period of 4 weeks. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 22 April 2014. A further deadline will be announced later in the year.

In addition, a half-day ‘Third Sector Insight Open Session’ will take place in London on Monday 12 May 2014 to give people working in the arts an introduction to how large charities structure and run their fundraising operations, including how they set fundraising targets and acquire, and manage, donors.

Find out more here

Links and further information

Find out more by exploring the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy website

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