Fundamentals of Arts Fundraising | Margaret River

James Boyd, State Manager for WA


James Boyd, State Manager for WA



9.00am - 2.30pm AWST, 14 November 2023


$40.91 – $59.09 + GST


Studio Theatre, Margaret River HEART, 47 Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia

Fundamentals of Arts Fundraising

The Fundamentals of Arts Fundraising: Private Sector opportunities for regional artists and arts organisation


The course will provide a complete overview of private sector revenue opportunities appropriate for individual regional artists and arts organisations. It will outline national and local trends; differences between sponsorship and philanthropy; what it means to be fundraising ready; how to engage your board in fundraising; and the theory and practice of sponsorship and philanthropy including contemporary arts fundraising strategies like crowdfunding, donor circles and grants from trusts & private foundations.

The course will explain how to find, build, and retain relationships to grow long term private sector support using best practice stewardship. It will also explore the advantages and opportunities of using the Australian Cultural Fund, which offers all artists and small arts groups the ability to provide supporters tax deductibility.

The course is appropriate for:

· Individual artists, arts leaders and professionals, and board members of arts organisations keen to diversify revenue streams.

· The course will be tailored to regional participants and include a one hour workshop on Southwest WA support solutions.

Includes lunch

This is a chance to connect with your peers and meet your Creative Australia State Manager, Development and Partnerships, who will provide local perspective, case studies and insights on how to implement what you’ve learned.

About the presenter


James Boyd is the State Manager, Development and Partnerships WA, Creative Australia.

James Boyd has spent the last twelve years working across the arts and cultural sector, philanthropy and business to encourage innovative cross-sector engagement through strategic partnerships, sponsorship and philanthropy. He has worked with over 250 arts companies in WA and SA on strategic sustainability and fundraising. As Development Director for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra

he was one of the first to introduce US style development practices in a major Australian arts company. As part of Artsupport Australia, an office of the Australia Council, he was part of a team that brokered over $80million of philanthropic support to the arts from trusts and foundations.

He is a graduate of the Executive Program for Non-profit Leaders in the Arts, Stanford University, USA; holds a Graduate Certificate of Social Impact from UWA; and has a BA Arts Management from WAAPA. He is a 2020 Churchill Fellow: Global Responses Offering Arts Organisations Perspectives and Actions to Help Navigate Private Sector Funding Dilemmas.