Events

Tailored support and training to enhance and refresh your fundraising strategies.

Based on proven case-studies, our training is delivered via seminars, master classes, workshops and events. It covers all levels – from first-time fundraisers to sophisticated executive level strategies. Many of these services are free to members, while others are offered at a discounted or subsidised rate.

  • For Board Members & Cultural Leaders – Volunteer Fundraising Board – Godsend or God Help Us!

    19/10/2017

    James Street South

    Guest speaker Jennifer Coleman, Director of Development at the Institute of Imagination, formerly Head of Volunteer Board Fundraising at the NSPCC. She is a bit of an evangelist about charities working with volunteers to enable them to make the greatest possible difference for their cause. She also knows that volunteers and volunteer boards can be a drain on resources if not managed well. Come hear her share her hard-won experience in this field!

    This event will take place on 19 October, 4.30pm to 6pm in the Private Dining Room at James Street South, to book your place email Kate Livingston at k.livingston@artsandbusinessni.org.uk.

  • Developing Corporate Partnerships

    05/10/2017

    Golden Thread Gallery

    Susanna Caudwell is the Corporate Partnerships and Major Trusts Manager at the Hallé Concerts Society in Manchester. As part of this she manages the Hallé’s corporate relationships, as well as managing the recruitment of new partners. This includes organising sponsored concerts, marketing on behalf of sponsors and coordinating partnerships around education projects.
     
    Susanna also runs the Arts Based Training Programme which includes bespoke workshops, as well as the regular corporate choirs and the annual Hallé Corporate Choir Competition. Alongside this she is also currently assisting with capital fundraising for the Hallé’s new education and rehearsal facility at their rehearsal venue, Hallé St Peter’s.
     
    Susanna will be the key note speaker for our Arts Masterclass – Developing Corporate Partnerships. In this Masterclass Susanna will be addressing the following topics: 

    • Developing bespoke relationships with corporate partners and relationship management
    • Recruitment of new partners
    • Developing an Arts Based Training offer

    This Arts Masterclass will take place on 5 October 2017, 8.30am to 11.30am in The Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast. The session is free of charge for Arts & Business NI Members, to book your place email Kate Livingston at k.livingston@artsandbusinessni.org.uk

  • Sponsorship Insights

    23/11/2017

    Cunningham Coates

    An insight from local businesses as to what motivates them to support the arts. With an opportunity to network.

    This event will take place on 23 November 2017, 2pm to 4pm in Cunningham Coates, to book your place email Kate Livingston at k.livingston@artsandbusinessni.org.uk

  • Lunchtime Session - Writing a Successful Sponsorship Proposal

    30/11/2017

    The Oh Yeah Music Centre

    Creating a compelling proposal can be a daunting task. This practical workshop will take you through the steps you should follow in order to secure your next sponsor.

    This Lunchtime Session will take place on 30 November 2017, 12.30pm to 1.15pm in The Oh Yeah Music Centre, to book your place email Kate Livingston at k.livingston@artsandbusinessni.org.uk

  • The Art of the Pitch 2.0

    08/12/2017

    The Black Box

    Its back! Join us and a panel of experts to hone your pitch and learn how to sell your organisations to anyone at anytime at The Art of the Pitch 2.0!

    This event will take place on 8 December, 2pm to 4pm in The Black Box, to book your place email Kate Livingston at k.livingston@artsandbusinessni.org.uk.

  • Introduction to Board Membership

    11/01/2018

    Arts & Business NI Offices

    The role of a Board Member is a complex one. There are many responsibilities that go with accepting a Board placement however not all new Board Members are made fully aware of what those responsibilities are, or how they can make a positive contribution. This Introduction to Board Membership course introduces new Board Members and those who would like a refresher, to their roles and responsibilities and to current good practice. The cost of the training course is £25 + VAT for members and lunch will be included.

    This event will take place on 11 January 2018, 1pm to 5pm in the Arts & Business NI Offices, to book your place email Kate Livingston at k.livingston@artsandbusinessni.org.uk.

  • Trusts & Foundations Symposium 2018

    06/02/2018

    Lyric Theatre

    Aimed at enabling informed applications to Charitable Foundations, our annual Trusts & Foundations Symposium offers the opportunity to hear key note speakers from leading UK Charitable Foundations, and to meet their representatives for a one-to-one surgery.

     

    This year we will host our sixth Trusts & Foundations Symposium. Over the years we have facilitated nearly 400 one-to-one funding surgeries for the Cultural Sector in Northern Ireland and welcomed a number of London based Trusts and Foundations to Northern Ireland.

     

    The Trusts & Foundations Symposium 2081 will take place on 6th February 2018 in Lyric Theatre, Belfast. Our Members will be notified by email when booking for this event opens but you may wish to hold this date in your diary if you are planning to attend.

     

    We are delighted to announce that BBC Children in Need, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Halifax Foundation and Jerwood Foundation have already confirmed their attendance. More Trusts & Foundations to be announced. 

  • Introduction to Board Membership

    01/03/2018

    Arts & Business NI Offices

    The role of a Board Member is a complex one. There are many responsibilities that go with accepting a Board placement however not all new Board Members are made fully aware of what those responsibilities are, or how they can make a positive contribution. This Introduction to Board Membership course introduces new Board Members and those who would like a refresher, to their roles and responsibilities and to current good practice. The cost of the training course is £25 + VAT for members and lunch will be included.

    This event will take place on 1 March 2018, 1pm to 5pm in the Arts & Business NI Offices, to book your place email Kate Livingston at k.livingston@artsandbusinessni.org.uk.

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Arts & Business is generously supported by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.