We’re pleased to be working with The Management Centre to offer two bursaries for fundraisers in Wales to attend the National Arts Fundraising School in November. This renowned six-day intensive residential course goes deep into the strategy and tactics required to raise funds from trusts and foundations, business and individuals.
Supporting a sustainable arts sector is a key priority for the Arts Council of Wales.
The fundraising market is a difficult place today. Many businesses are shifting to a corporate responsibility agenda rather than the traditional philanthropic sponsorship of the arts, and we have limited high-value businesses based in Wales. This shift in focus requires a different, more entrepreneurial way of brokering between the two sectors. Similarly, a more nuanced approach is needed towards individual giving, appealing to hearts and minds among increasing and sophisticated good causes. Simply put, when it comes to trusts and foundations it’s never been so competitive. Funders need more than a good application - approaches need to be targeted, making the right ask of the right organisation, in the right way and at the right time.
That's why we want to provide support, with two bursaries or fundraisers in Wales to attend the National Arts Fundraising School in November. Read more about the opportunity and requirements here.