Recruiting on the basis of passion for the arts doesn’t make sense in vital income-generating roles, says Michelle Wright. Sector leaders need a talented pool of fundraisers with recognised knowledge and skills.
Until the arts sector defines its expectations of the learning needed by employees, even aspirational and potentially career-enhancing training will be of limited value to either the individual or institution, says Michelle Wright.
With arts philanthropy static in the UK and declining in the US, what needs to be done to persuade the next generation of mega-rich donors to support culture? Michelle Wright examines the challenges ahead.