Fellowships for future Arts fundraisers

Fellowships for future Arts fundraisers

News (UK)

The Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Consortium, which will launch officially on 13 July 2013, is recruiting entrepreneurial graduates to be part of its inaugural fundraising Fellowship programme.

The Consortium, which is funded by Arts Council England, is offering 11 places on an intensive 12-month training programme, based at arts organisations including Tate Liverpool, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music and the Barbican Centre.

Arts Council England Chair Peter Bazalgette said: “This is a marvellous opportunity for talented creative professionals to really get stuck in and learn all they can about fundraising for the benefit of the wider arts and culture sector.”

The programme – the first of its kind in the UK – has been created as a partnership with the DARE Fundraising Academy, a collaboration between Opera North, the University of Leeds, London-based development enterprise Cause4, together with leading arts and education organisations across the north of England and London.

Fellows will learn about arts fundraising on the job as well as attending training programmes, including a bursary to attend the National Arts Fundraising School, run by the Management Centre.

It is hoped that the cohort of fundraisers will go on to be leading development directors of arts organisations in the future. Bazalgette added: “Our mixed economy funding model, with money coming from multiple sources, is what allows the arts and culture in this country to thrive. This is just one way in which the Arts Council is helping the sector develop its ability to maximise other income streams to work effectively alongside their public funding.”  

To apply for a Fellowship, visit 


The deadline for applications is Monday 1 July 2013.

 Arts Council England



 The DARE Partnership




The National Arts Fundraising School



  • Arts & heritage
  • Causes
  • UK