The Fundamentals of Arts Fundraising | Ballarat and Central Midlands VIC
Building greater sustainability for arts organisations and artists
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.
With Creative Partnerships Australia learn how to attract and maintain support from donors and business, diversifying your sources of revenue.
VIC State Manager Steven Richardson will offer The Fundamentals of Arts Fundraising across two half-day online sessions:
Thursday 12 November 10:00am – 12:30pm, and
Thursday 19 November 10:00am – 12:30pm
The course will explore how arts companies, community arts groups and artists can develop support for their activities through engagement with the private sector.
The Fundamentals of Arts Fundraising
The workshop provides a complete overview of private sector revenue opportunities appropriate for regional arts organisations and artists. Join colleagues in your cultural sector gaining insights into national trends; reviewing essential fundraising principals including the differences between sponsorship and philanthropy; how to be fundraising ready; and strategic insights into crowdfunding, donor circles and trusts and 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 Australia.
Registrations for our Fundamentals of Arts Fundraising workshop are now open to organisations and individuals in Ballarat and Central Midlands.
This workshop is ideal for:
- Arts professionals, leadership teams and board members who want to learn the basics of arts fundraising, philanthropy and sponsorship;
- Arts professionals, leadership teams, and board members with some fundraising experience and knowledge;
- Leaders and board members of arts organisations and projects in and around Ballarat and the Central Midlands; or
- Individual artists in and around Ballarat and the Central Midlands
A full-day interactive workshop, covering:
- Business partnerships
- How to make your organisation fundraising ready
- Building a case for support
- Fundraising strategies
- How to develop a fundraising plan
This is an opportunity to connect with peers in your region, gaining inspiration, sharing real-world experiences and building achievable strategies relevant to your unique context. Creative Partnerships State Manager for VIC, Steven Richardson, will provide industry perspective, case studies and insights and expert guidance on how to implement the learnings from the workshop.
The cost for attending is $50.00 +GST.
About the presenter:
Steven Richardson – State Manager: Victoria & Tasmania
Steven brings many years of significant fundraising experience, having been primarily responsible for raising financial investment in all of his previous executive positions.
As founder of Black Arm Band, he raised more than $8 million and brokered many significant partnerships.
With a background spanning a variety of artistic, producing, and programming roles – including as a director, curator and producer – Steven’s varied experience allows for a holistic view of fundraising. As Artistic Associate for Melbourne Festivals, and founding Artistic Director of Arts House, he raised or assisted in raising significant financial investment.
Steven has served on a number of advisory boards, including five years as Deputy Chair of the Dance Board for the Australia Council for the Arts, Vichealth Arts Advisory and others.
This event is presented in partnership with Regional Arts VIC as the promotions partner.
Creative Partnerships Australia is a commonwealth government arts agency helping to build industry sustainability through private sector engagement.