Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy


A one-day intensive Trustee Leadership Training for Arts and Cultural fundraisers

Manchester – 28 February, 2018
Bristol – 29 March, 2018

‘10/10 because there is not a 10+!’
Christiane Kunz da Silva, Viiv Healthcare, Intensive Trustee Leadership Course 2017

The Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Programme is launching a new national training programme to encourage talented arts and cultural practitioners to become Trustees of other charities or arts organisations.

According to the Charity Aid Foundation, the average age of a Trustee is 57, only 36% in the UK are female, 8% BAME and 0.5% aged between 18-24 – fewer than 2% of charities have a young person serving on their board. This current under-representation across boards means that arts and cultural charities are missing out on a wider range of diverse perspectives, experiences and networks.

This enriching career development opportunity is offered over one day, the training covers the key responsibilities of Trustees and other regulatory issues, giving participants the skills and confidence that they need to become a Trustee. The course has been adapted for arts and cultural practitioners from the award-winning national Trustee Leadership Programme, and is led by Michelle Wright, Programme Director of Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy and CEO of Cause4.

As part of the course there’s a unique Trustee matching service, meaning that participants will meet charities and arts organisations looking for Trustees and will join our alumni network which provides ongoing opportunities to meet organisations looking to recruit Trustees. Participants can also receive accreditation from the Institute of Leadership Management for attendance and will be provided with access to further e-learning content to embed learning and to keep their skills up to date.

Course Details

11.00am-1.00pm: Modules 1 and 2

  • An overview of the charity sector and the importance of Trustees; and
  • Governance and strategic planning.

1.00-2.00pm: charity matching event and lunch

  • An opportunity to meet charity leaders seeking new Trustees

2.00pm-4.00pm: Modules 3 and 4

  • Financial management; and
  • Trustees responsibility for fundraising and income generation.

The training is funded by Arts Council England via Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy. The subsidised cost is £75+VAT and booking/processing fees.

Book here:

Manchester – 28 February 2018

Bristol – 29 March 2018