Funding N-Dev-R: a workshop for funding the future of arts and culture

Come along to the first crowdweaver workshop:

Funding N-Dev-R

A briefing and knowledge exchange event focusing on New Developments and Research in funding for arts and culture

Caroline Greener will deliver this interactive session. Caroline is an independent audience development consultant working within the arts and cultural sector. She founded crowdweaver after six years working for the regional audience development agency Audiences North East, which closed on 31 March 2012.

This workshop is a synthesis of the recent national conference ‘Funding the Future’ at which a number of heads of Government, Trusts, Foundations and 3rd Sector leaders presented crucial new information about the state of funding in the UK.

Caroline will present the information in bite-sized chunks, interspersed with opportunities to discuss and unpick the issues in a knowledge exchange format. Attendees will gain an up-to-date snapshot of what’s happening now and next in funding, along with practical advice and guidance on what funders are currently looking for when making their investment decisions.

Workshop content:

  1. Funding Challenges: economic, societal and market
  2. The 3 Ts: type, timing, tools
  3. Tapping into the biggest trends:
    1. Individual giving
    2. Collaborative Giving
    3. Social Investment
    4. Family Foundations
    5. Shared Value Funding
    6. Partnerships
    7. Consortia working
  4. An overview of Government strategy for partnering the 3rd sector
  5. The Social Investment Opportunity
  6. What funders want (and don’t want). Hints and tips from:
    1. Big Lottery Fund
    2. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
    3. DCMS
    4. Arts Council England
    5. Heritage Lottery Fund
    6. Foyle Foundation
  7. Knowledge exchange discussions:
    1. How can we adapt?
    2. How will we communicate change?
    3. What is the right funding mix?

Who should attend?

Cultural sector fundraisers, CEOs, Board Members, freelancers. If this workshop isn’t appropriate for you, please forward the information on to someone you think would benefit. The event will be a good opportunity to network and knowledge exchange. Partnerships and consortia are major themes for the future of funding and this is an opportunity to start conversations and spark ideas.

What does it cost?

£25 per person for organisations with less than 10 employees

£45 per person for larger organisations

Please note this event is not subsidised but is open to anyone regardless of their ability to pay so please contact Caroline if you would like to request a free place and all endeavours will be made to include you.

Where and when

Wednesday 30 May, Newcastle upon Tyne

10.00am – 12.00pm

How to book

Email carogreener@gmail.com

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