Fundraising is central to the arts, and without fundraisers the arts simply wouldn't happen.
In this session we will explore different perceptions about arts fundraising and challenge the idea of fundraising being in service to the arts, and advocate for a new model of fundraisers as cultural leaders. Together we will work towards creating a manifesto for arts fundraisers in Northern Ireland.
Dr Oonagh Murphy is Lecturer of Arts Management at Goldsmiths, University of London. As an arts manager, writer, and lecturer her research centers on examining international best practice on the scalability of emerging technologies for cultural organizations. Cultural relevance, funding and business models are recuring themes. In 2019 she received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to found the Museums + AI Network in partnership with the National Gallery (UK) and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (US). She has been invited to speak about her research at leading cultural centers in the UK, Europe, and US, including The Barbican Centre, V&A, National Theatre, The Belvedere, Cooper Hewitt and New Museum. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and Fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
The Early Career Arts Network is an open resource for those in the first steps of their arts careers, focusing on skills development, peer support, and creating opportunities for emerging cultural leaders.
Arts & Business is generously supported by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.