Sustainable Sector: Arts & Culture Finance

13 Jan 2022

Sustainable Sector: Arts & Culture Finance

Thursday 13th January 2022

11.00am­ - 12.30pm



What is the 'Sustainable Sector' Series?

'Sustainable Sector' is a series of webinars designed to unpack different routes to a more sustainable model in arts organisations. 

As we continue to think about different ways to diversify income streams and become more sustainable, we are turning our consideration to social impact investment – a form of repayable finance that aims to achieve social outcomes as well as financial returns. We know it's not a replacement for grant support, but social impact investment can help funding for arts and culture go further, as the money that is repaid to investors can be recycled to support more organisations.

The fifth 'Sustainable Sector' event in our series will feature Arts & Culture Finance by Nesta.

Who are Arts & Culture Finance by Nesta?

Arts & Culture Finance sits within Nesta’s Investments directorate and contributes to the organisation’s wider work in the Creative Economy.

They manage several social impact investment funds aimed at organisations in the arts and cultural sector. 

What can you expect to hear about in this event?

We'll be joined by Seva Phillips (Head of Arts & Culture Finance) and Louisa Shanks (Operations Manager) who will be discussing the basics of social investment, the team’s approach to measuring impact and the different ways organisations have used repayable finance to strengthen their financial resilience

The session will cover how investment can be used to purchase property or equipment, grow existing programmes or develop new income generating activities. There will also be an open Q&A and a guest speaker from the Arts & Culture Finance portfolio.

This event is for you if...

You're curious to find out what repayable finance is, and how arts, culture and heritage organisations like yours could access this innovative form of funding to help achieve your aims. It'll particularly interest those trying to grow their programmes and services, develop new income streams or fund capital projects.

This is a free event and open to all.

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

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