15 new Arts Fundraising Fellows announced as Arts Council England confirms investment to extend Fellowships programme nationally

2nd September, 2014

As the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme announces the next 15 Fellows who
this year will join arts organisations in the North, the South West and London, Arts Council
England has confirmed additional funding to support the programme’s expansion into the
Midlands and East/South East in 2015.

The Arts Fundraising Programme Fellowships - the first of their kind in the UK – were
established in 2013 to support the arts and cultural sector’s sustainability and ensure its
leadership is equipped with the vision, entrepreneurial expertise and ingenuity to secure
the future health of the UK’s outstanding arts and cultural sector.

Year 2 of the Fellowship sees 15 new Fellows taking part in year-long traineeships at a
diverse range of organisations, including Liverpool Biennale, the Bush Theatre and Create
Gloucestershire. The Fellows will learn on the job from experts in the field and support the
organisations’ fundraising efforts, whilst working towards receiving a Postgraduate
Certificate in Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, accredited by the University of Leeds.
Year 1 Fellows, who are currently taking part in the National Summer School for Arts
Fundraising & Leadership, have already gone on to secure permanent positions at Dance
UK, The Roundhouse, Sound and Music and The Lowry, whilst their Hosts have reported
significant improvements in their future fundraising capacity.

You can view the full press release here.

"The course was informative, enjoyable, covering plenty of ground in just one day without feeling rushed at all. It came at a crucial time in our planning and thinking as a development team and was a very welcome pause for thought. Michelle was a brilliant facilitator and it was a real benefit to hear about her experiences across the sector."

Jane Reynolds, Development Manager, Manchester International Festival