Fundamentals of Arts Fundraising | Canberra

Christina Chiam


Christina Chiam



9:00am to 4pm (for 9.30am start), 19 May 2022


$100 + GST


Cliftons Canberra, 2/10 Moore St, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

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

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

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 Creative Partnerships.

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
  • 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

And includes lunch, snacks and coffee/tea.

This is a chance to connect with your peers and learn from Christina Chiam your Creative Partnerships State Manager for NSW and ACT, 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 Canberra.


About the presenter:

Christina Chiam


Christina Chiam is Creative Partnerships Australia’s State Manager for NSW & ACT and has over 15 years’ experience in the cultural, not-for-profit and education sectors in Australia and overseas. She was previously the Head of Development at Sydney Film Festival, leading the sponsorship team as they navigated through the dramatic impact brought about by COVID-19.

Her extensive career spans business development, fundraising strategy, stakeholder relations and event management. Christina has deep appreciation of the different operating contexts across the sector, having worked across small-to-medium and major companies. A thoughtful leader well versed in coaching teams, Christina mentors aspiring arts managers and works openly and collaboratively towards organisational goals.