21 April, 2021






Getting to grips with fundraising

Part of our in our Creative Futures series – a programme of workshops, talks, webinars and facilitated conversations. The programme aims to support creatives and freelance practitioners, at any career stage, helping them build skills and develop their practice to develop as creative entrepreneurs.

Date: 21 April

Time: 11.00am

About this Event

This session will provide an introduction into the world of arts fundraising. You’ll get practical advice on how to fundraise, covering the essentials of fundraising, including developing a case for support and learning how to create a fundraising strategy that works for you, your project, or organisation.

We will go through approaches for:

  • Public funding
  • Trusts & Foundations
  • Corporate Giving
  • Individual Giving

Whether you are curious or terrified of fundraising, this session will give you actionable steps and tools to develop your fundraising practice. There will be a space to share your experiences and learn from the successes of others. The session will include a presentation, some practical stuff and plenty of time for Q&A and conversation.

What you will takeaway

  • How to generate fundraising ideas to inform your fundraising strategy
  • The importance of an effective case for support
  • Different kinds of fundraising streams, from Trusts and Foundations, individuals, corporates and statutory income
  • How to set realistic fundraising targets
  • How to undertake effective fundraising research
  • The latest trends in fundraising 

About Tom Newman

Tom has worked in arts development for a decade. He’s worked for a range of different cultural organisations in the South West – currently as Programme Manager at Culture Weston and until recently as a Relationship Manager at Arts Council England. He has experience of creating and implementing fundraising strategies with a focus on public funds and trusts and foundations.

His work focuses on people and place and breaking down barriers for communities to access the arts, and using culture and creativity to promote community activism and positive social change.