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Arts Fundraising Training from The Hub

THE HUB presents

An Introduction to Arts Fundraising

Featuring 3 guest speakers from the worlds of public and private funding

Thursday 23 February – Birmingham
Tuesday 28 February – London
Wednesday 8 March – Leeds
Wednesday 22 March – Liverpool
Wednesday 5 April – Cambridge
Wednesday 19 April – Bristol
Wednesday 3 May – Newcastle

DATES have changed to
Newcastle Wednesday 3 May
London Wednesday 10 May
Cambridge Wednesday 24 May
Birmingham Wednesday 7 June
Leeds Wednesday 21 June
Liverpool Thursday 22 June
Bristol Wednesday 5 July

A one-day training course designed for those who would benefit from a comprehensive overview of the sources of funding available in the arts.
These new dates follow a series of successful hub training programmes in 2005.

The Trainers & Speakers

This bespoke course brings together the expertise and experience of one of the UK’s leading arts consultancies, the hub, with relevant guest speakers, who can provide an insight into the different areas of arts fundraising. Previous speakers at hub training days have included representatives from the world’s most successful and widespread creative network, Arts & Business and the national agency for the arts, Arts Council England. From the commercial world the hub has booked representatives of Sony and O2 to give delegates the inside track on sponsorship and at our last training event we were joined by a representative from The PRS Foundation whose presentation was a real hit with delegates. the hub are known for their ‘think and do’ approach to consultancy and training, which sees fundraising strategies and techniques regularly tried and tested in the field and subsequently, up to date and relevant advice offered to clients and delegates. The lead trainers are actively working as fundraisers today.

Why you?
With central government funding for the arts at a standstill until 2008, the pressure is on for arts fundraisers, programmers, curators, producers and promoters everywhere to be proactive about their fundraising targets and have a clear understanding of the fundraising options open to them. This course gives participants a practical overview of the variety of fundraising sources available and the opportunity to discover in which areas they are most likely to enjoy success. With a limit on budgets and time available, how are your working hours and skills best spent to get the maximum return? Should you be looking to Europe, approaching your local arts council, seeking business sponsorship or cultivating a high value donor? The course will help you to answer these questions in a supportive environment.


This is a practical, interactive course which aims to get people involved right from the outset in the experience of fundraising. The course covers an introduction to fundraising, fundraising strategies, sponsorship, trusts and foundations, public sector funding, European funding, individual giving, income generation, servicing partnerships and the role of Arts & Business.

Price & Details

The course is £250 + vat per head. This includes lunch, presentation materials and a follow-up manual. The maximum number of participants is 20 to ensure a high quality experience. Discounts are available for group bookings. Places are limited and allocated when interest forms are received. The course will run in the cities and dates specified above at a central location from 9.30am-5pm. Location and confirmation details will be sent out on receipt of interest forms.

How to Book & Contact Details

To register interest, email to with your details completed in the form below, by Friday 3 February.

If you have any questions about this course, please contact:
Wendy Smithers, Director, at the hub on 020 7377 1373 or email
or contact the hub’s Producer, Emily Webber on

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