The Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Consortium


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The Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Consortium

  1. 1. The Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Consortium
  2. 2. The Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Consortium In January 2013, Arts Council England announced that a major award would go to the newly created Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Consortium through its Transforming Arts Fundraising commissioned grant. Purpose • To deliver an England-wide programme of training, apprenticeships, coaching, digital skills and innovative fundraising practice. • To establish a sustainable network of organisations to support arts fundraising • To develop new philanthropic donations for the arts • To provide evidence to policy makers, stakeholders and funders • To create a financially robust arts sector
  3. 3. The Consortium Partners
  4. 4. Sector Partners
  5. 5. The Programme Delivered across the five Arts Council regions: 1. Fundraising and development training; 2. Fundraising traineeships 3. Peer-to-peer leadership community; 4. Research and digital development; 5. Innovation, enterprise and programme development.
  6. 6. Fundraising and development training • Modular and designed for emerging arts fundraisers, mid-career arts fundraisers, CEOs/Development Directors and Trustees – day course fees £75-£150, subsidised by 50%/70% • Four key areas: 1. Governance and understanding fundraising and philanthropy (54 courses over 3 years) 2. Fostering an enterprising culture (180 courses over 3 years) 3. Understanding fundraising and philanthropy (180 courses over 3 years) 4. Resilience and art of self-leadership (30 courses over 3 years) • Two summer schools in leadership – Cranfield Bettany Centre of Entrepreneurship and University of Leeds Business School (30 participants per school)
  7. 7. Fundraising traineeships • Launch on July 13 in Leeds – East London and Leeds hub • 11 traineeships fully funded this year and another 14 in Year 2. Aim for each individual to raise £100k in fundraising • Host organisations include Opera North, Sage Gateshead, Tate Liverpool, RNCM, Barbican, Freeword, Sadler’s Wells, A New Direction, Whitechapel Gallery, Roundhouse, Dance UK • Full programme of training. MA accreditation from University of Leeds
  8. 8. Peer to peer leadership • Largest coaching programme in the arts – to test resilience and knowledge sharing (80 coaching programmes each year) • Action-learning sets (18 each year in five regions) • Co-mentoring (five regional training sessions) • Skype fundraising surgeries (120 sessions over three years)
  9. 9. Digital and Research and Development Three main strands: 1. AMA – Culture Hive 2. Good People – Network (fundraising and philanthropy) 3. Information sharing – Alongside a linked programme of research and action- research
  10. 10. The network A membership organisation – reach 3,500 organisations 18 Regional Ambassadors – well-known Development Directors to get network up and running In Years 2 and 3 6 x regional events, fundraising strand at AMA conference 2014-2015. 100 discounted places and 12 bursaries a year at National Arts Fundraising School. National events already in progress e.g. • Royal Academy – Governance Autumn 2013 • National Gallery – Membership January 2014 • Freeword – Individual giving Spring 2014
  11. 11. Innovation and international 1. Opportunities for international exchange 2. Leadership opportunities with charity sector partners 3. Cultural entrepreneurship 4. CASE Europe 5. Testing of new models • Europe • North America
  12. 12. Evaluation and Monitoring • Lead educationalist – Dr David Platten Pro-dean Arts Faculty University of Leeds • Learning needs analysis – AMA – mapped across National Occupational Standards for Fundraising and to assess priority needs • Leadership portfolio development • To test professional pathways and development of learner, programme delivery, impact of fundraising effectiveness and impact on donations
  13. 13. How can you help us? • Any intelligence that you have about what’s needed in your region? Which organisations, which artforms etc? • Publicise, advocate and encourage organisations and individuals to attend • Let us know good examples and case studies of great practice • Encourage organisations to come forward to host events/research projects • Overall – tell us what’s needed and any feedback you hear – good or bad!
  14. 14. Keep in touch Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy website: Twitter: Follow@Artsfundraising Amanda Rigali Head, Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme