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The Fundamentals of Arts Fundraising | Adelaide

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Understand the foundations of arts fundraising to build greater sustainability for arts organisations and artists


Registrations for our online Fundamentals of Arts Fundraising workshop are now open to organisations and individuals based in SA.  

The Fundamentals of Arts Fundraising workshop is ideal for arts organisations and artists looking for the know-how, confidence and inspiration to kickstart or grow income from philanthropy, donors, and business partners.

Join colleagues in your cultural sector gaining insights into national trends; reviewing essential fundraising principles including the differences between sponsorship and philanthropy; how to be fundraising ready; and strategic insights into crowdfunding, donor circles and trusts & foundations. The course will also explain how to find, retain and build relationships creating long term support using best practice stewardship.

The course will cover the opportunities and resources provided by the Australian Cultural Fund as well as outline matched funding programs provided by the Australia Council for the Arts.

This workshop is ideal for:

  • Arts professionals who want to learn the basics of arts fundraising, philanthropy and sponsorship
  • Arts professionals with some fundraising experience and knowledge
    or
  • Board members of arts organisations interested in diversifying their organisation’s income streams

This interactive workshop will cover:

  • Business partnerships
  • Philanthropy
  • How to make your organisation fundraising ready
  • Building a case for support
  • Fundraising strategies
  • How to develop a fundraising plan

Includes lunch, snacks and coffee/tea.

This is a chance to connect with your peers and learn from your Australia Council's State Manager WA, who will provide local perspective, case studies and insights on how to implement what you’ve learned.

This workshop will be focused on organisations in and around SA.

About the presenter:

James Boyd is the Australia Council's State Manager Development and Partnerships for WA and has consulted for over 250 arts companies in collaboration, sponsorship and fundraising. Prior to this role he was the Executive Manager, Development for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra where he raised $15 million. He is a graduate of the Executive Program for Non-profit Leaders in the Arts, Stanford University and holds a Graduate Certificate of Social Impact from UWA. He is also the National Convener of Impact100 and has published a number of articles on fundraising in the arts and collaborative philanthropy.




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