Investing in change

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21 Jul 2014

A funding system that protects the status quo is preventing arts organisations from developing innovative new business models that are less dependent on the public purse, argues Michelle Wright.

Job Ladder

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25 Jun 2014

As he takes the helm at the House of Illustration, Colin McKenzie reflects on his career, which started with him becoming the first ever male secretary at the Barbican Centre.

Competing for talent

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28 May 2014

With fundraising in the UK currently suffering from an image problem, how can we find the next generation of top arts fundraisers? Michelle Wright makes some suggestions.

My Gurus

28 May 2014

Emily Stubbs of The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment tells us who has inspired her throughout her career in arts fundraising.

Job Ladder

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07 May 2014

Fern Potter takes us through her career, from setting up her own New York dance company to raising millions of pounds for dance in the UK.

Earned income disparity compounds regional funding imbalance

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09 Apr 2014

The combined value of earned and contributed income generated by NPOs in London has grown by £71m since 2010, but the North East has seen growth of just £1m over the same period.

The good trustee

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24 Feb 2014

Trustees of arts boards should be playing a significant part in supporting fundraising activities, according to Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett.

Live streaming explored

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10 Feb 2014

Live streaming offers exciting opportunities for both small and large arts organisations in many different ways, believes Andre Portasio.

Research will reveal fundraising progress

09 Jan 2014

A new survey examining revenue models in the contemporary performance sector aims to provide information to help organisations make more from philanthropy and commercial enterprise.

More breadth on boards

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04 Nov 2013

A Charity Commission report recently revealed that the average trustee is white, male and aged 57. To coincide with Trustees’ Week, Neal Green urges everyone to find out more about sitting on an arts board.

Job Ladder

Trystan Hawkins
25 Sep 2013

Trystan Hawkins reveals his career path from Charity Officer and Administrator to Art Director.

Inspired to continue

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09 Sep 2013

To replace events previously run by Lincoln City Council, former member of the arts team Sara Bullimore founded the Lincoln Inspired festival. She tells the story so far.

The personal touch

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02 Sep 2013

When we commissioned Jessica Hepburn to write about fundraising, she wondered if she really had anything new to say. She certainly has…

Fundraising made easy

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07 Mar 2013

David Dixon is convinced that fundraising in the arts sector is relatively easy, provided arts organisations make good use of all their resources.

Life after funding

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06 Feb 2013

When Box Clever learned that it would be losing its small but significant funding from Arts Council England, Michael Wicherek feared that this might be the end of the road for the company.

Nervous start for Catalyst fundraising scheme

14 Dec 2012

Arts Quarter report shows a mixed picture for recipients of ACE's Capacity Building and Match Funding awards.

Nervous start for Catalyst fundraising scheme

13 Dec 2012

Arts Quarter report shows a mixed picture for recipients of ACE's Capacity Building and Match Funding awards.

DCMS gives advice on giving

30 Nov 2012

Philanthropy is not finite but infinite, says new report on fundraising in the regions.

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